Climate Change Might Wake Up Ancient El Nino

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If we decide to slow down and cope with the global warming, we first need to learn more about it. Recent research on weather patterns comprises another potential problem, the possible awake of the ancient El Nino system to the Indian Ocean. Such a system is responsible for the unusually warm water in the Pacific Ocean on the Peru and Ecuador coasts, the heavy rain in South America, or the drought in Australia. The ancient El Nino, however, could also wake up as Earth gets hotter.

Ancient El Nino Possible Return Examined

Recent research suggests that small surface temperature raises in the Indian Ocean could meet its associated weather start to fit the El Nino patterns by 2025. Such a thing would match up with how rainfall and winds used to influence the ocean during the previous Ice Age, approximately 21,000 years ago. It could also lead to a growth in the rate of floods, droughts, and storms that happen close to the Indian Ocean.

“Our research explains that raising or lowering the average global temperature just a few degrees triggers the Indian Ocean to operate the same as the other tropical oceans, with less uniform surface temperatures across the equator, more variable climate, and with its El Nino,” explained Pedro DiNezio, a climate scientist.

New Research on El Nino

DiNezio and his team examined 36 various climate models developed as part of the Coupled Model intercomparison Project, selecting only those that matched actual situations. The models were then utilized to find out how future warming might influence the meteorological conditions close to the Indian Ocean.

Moreover, the research claims that the increasing temperatures of today are influencing the Indian Ocean similar to glaciers did thousands of years ago, bringing huge oscillations in weather conditions. As ever with climate models, it’s still not sure that this how all will play out, and recent and updated models have been developed since this research was carried out. What it is known is that the more data we have, the better, and that the less we do about increasing temperatures, the more Earth is going to shift to El Nino.

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