Essay on El Nino and Global Warming

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El Nino and Global Warming

El Nino has been known to wreak havoc al around the world, from
Australia to Africa to the United States of America, and despite its
approximate regularity, it is still not possible to predict exactly
when it will appear or how much damage will be caused. Meteorologists
discovered in the late 19th century that El Nino weather events
appeared to be occurring approximately every ten to fifteen years but
in the late 19th century this gradually changed to a strong pulse of
about three years by the early 20th century, at the same time it had
been noted that the temperature was rising above the average. This was
a gradual change until 1976 where changes were occurring, the El
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An analysis of the coral showed that the
length of the cycle changes with the normal average climate, as the
corals growth spurts were higher when the records from previous years
matched with those of previous El Nino events.

California saw the political leader; Vice President Al Gore suggesting
that the effect of global warming may be increasing the likelihood of
an El Nino weather event. He based his theory around a scientific
prediction that the winter of 2002 was going to be the worst within
the past decade, the last extreme winter was recorded in 1982-83 when
the country was invaded by floods, heavy snow and drought. In a speech
he made he said that El Nino events were becoming more common and the
gradual increase in global warming was creating a build up of
pollutant gases in the atmosphere making it harder for the air wasn’t
able to circulate as easily so the winds were forced by the increased
air pressure to take an alternate route. This idea however was
dismissed as being more political rather than environmental as people
felt Gore was following the awareness of concerns over global warming
by President Clintons campaign. The campaign was created to help get
worldwide negotiations on how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Gore
believed this campaign would be a step towards…

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