As Australia heads into summer with an El Niño, it’s important understand and prepare for the health risks associated with extreme weather.
An atmospheric scientist explains how El Niño works, this year’s oddities and why this phenomenon doesn’t last long.
The preliminary global-average temperature anomaly for September is a shocking 1.7°C. These are the drivers of current record-breaking heat.
A group of agricultural and soil scientists has serious concerns about the way credits are awarded for soil carbon sequestration in Australia.
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.
An El Niño weather-warming phase is underway in the Pacific – but what does this mean for the weather in Europe?
Drought in Europe, dwindling Arctic sea ice, a slow start to the Indian monsoon – unusually hot ocean temperatures can disrupt climate patterns around the world, as an ocean scientist explains.
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?
Potatoes are profitable and in demand. But wet weather and hard-to-control diseases have caused havoc for our growers.
The research help us understand how El Niño and La Niña will change as the world warms in the future.
There’s a 98% chance of a record hot year by 2028, and a 66% chance of exceeding the 1.5°C threshold for at least that year, according to the latest World Meteorological Organization update.
Where there’s fire, there’s smoke – could plumes from the Black Summer of fire have cooled regions of the Pacific and triggered a La Niña? New research suggests it’s possible.
El Niño can trigger intense and widespread periods of extreme ocean warming known as marine heat waves. They can devastate marine life.
Last year was great for plant growth and river flows. But Australia is still on the brink of losing a slew of plant and animal species.
Not all La Niñas are wet, nor El Niños dry – especially if you live in Sydney. So here’s how to interpret what an El Niño forecast means for you.
After three long years of rainy weather, La Niña is over. But that doesn’t mean El Niño is a certainty. Here’s why.
The Pacific Ocean climate pattern is the opposite of El Niño.
Not all El Niño events lead to drought in Australia. Other factors are involved and it will take some time for drought to develop now catchments are wet and most dams are full.
An expert explains why the UK’s winter has been relatively calm.
We can now monitor coastal changes across thousands of beaches over the last 40 years, from Australia, New Zealand and Japan, to Chile, Peru, Mexico and California. Here’s what our new tool uncovered.