An atmospheric scientist explains how El Niño works, this year’s oddities and why this phenomenon doesn’t last long.
A group of agricultural and soil scientists has serious concerns about the way credits are awarded for soil carbon sequestration in Australia.
New research reveals how trees respond to extreme heat. Most trees lose more water than models predict. Some species cope better than others. Access to water will be critical for the hot summer ahead.
It’s not just ocean temperatures that determine whether we have El Niño or La Niña. Air circulation also plays a role, and it’s changing in unexpected ways.
The bad news: Extreme heat is probably going to stick around for a couple of more years.
The predicted El Niño is a worry, but it doesn’t guarantee the record-breaking heat we’re seeing in parts of the Northern Hemisphere.
The new El Niño is unlikely to significantly increase global food prices, but some parts of the world will feel the pain.
The Pacific Ocean is entering the hot phase of its temperature cycle, an event that will turbo-charge global warming.
The El Niño is a reminder that bushfires are part of Australian life. But whether or not this fire season is a bad one, Australia must find a better way to manage bushfires.
An El Niño weather-warming phase is underway in the Pacific – but what does this mean for the weather in Europe?
Over the past three years, Earth’s climate system has accumulated an average of 11 Hiroshima bombs’ worth of excess energy per second. And it’s showing in the current surge in ocean temperature.
2016 was the world’s warmest year on record, due in part to a very strong El Niño event. But 2023 (and 2024) could beat that record – what should we expect?
The scale of climate threat is beyond the tools we have to manage the Great Barrier Reef. New measures and sustained effort are needed.
Current forecasts suggest a warm tropical Pacific will be interfering with what could otherwise be a ferocious Atlantic hurricane season.
El Niño years put Hawaii and the Mexican Riviera on alert for destructive tropical storms and hurricanes.
The research help us understand how El Niño and La Niña will change as the world warms in the future.
The oceans are getting hotter, with a likely El Niño and climate change responsible.
El Niño can trigger intense and widespread periods of extreme ocean warming known as marine heat waves. They can devastate marine life.
The Pacific Ocean climate pattern is the opposite of El Niño.
An expert explains why the UK’s winter has been relatively calm.