No El Nino, but world still expected to be hotter due to climate change, says WMO

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Above average temperatures are expected in many parts of the globe in the next few months, even without the presence of a warming El Niño event, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). El Nino causes a surge in global temperatures but researchers have now found human-induced climate change is as powerful as the natural […]

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Chances of El Nino developing by end of year as high as 70 percent – WMO

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There is a 70% chance of an El Nino developing by the end of this year, according to the latest update from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Its intensity is currently uncertain, but a strong event appears unlikely, the agency said in a statement. The El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is a naturally occurring phenomenon involving fluctuating ocean […]

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September marked 393rd straight month with temperature above 20th-century average

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The average global temperature set in September 2017 was 0.78°C  (1.40 degrees F) above the 20th-century average of 15.0°C (59.0 degrees F), according to scientists from U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This average temperature was the fourth highest for September in the 1880-2017 record. This marked the 41st consecutive September and the 393rd […]

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Data shows 2016 was the warmest year on record globally

Earth’s 2016 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern record-keeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Globally-averaged temperatures in 2016 were 1.78 degrees Fahrenheit (0.99 degrees Celsius) warmer than the mid-20th century mean. This makes 2016 the third year in a row to set […]

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August marks 16 consecutive months of record-breaking heat for the globe – NOAA

The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for August 2016 was the highest for August in the 137-year period of record, marking the 16th consecutive month of record warmth for the globe, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said. It said in its latest report that the August 2016 temperature […]

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El Nino and El Nina, and the crops in between

Rabobank’s Head of Agri Commodity Markets Stefan Vogel talks about El Nino and forecasts for various key crops in this interview published on the bank’s website. How have the recent extreme El Niño weather events impacted agricultural commodities? Well, we’ve noted severe impacts on various commodities. Let me give you two examples: The palm oil […]

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