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…show more content…
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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