OO Scientists Predict El Nino Will Harm Major Crops Worldwide – in a new study; an El Nino is forming this year.


OO The effects of an El Nino cycle on maize (corn) and wheat crops worldwide, according to Iizumi et al, 2014. doi:10.1038/ncomms4712

Indonesia, 2014: Droughts, Wildfires And Choking Haze to come, indicate NASA satellite data on the currently forming El Nino cycle, which looks eerily similar to the 1997 El Nino that created all that Indonesian havoc, reports Mongabay.


Brownish shades indicate where the water is warmer and above normal sea level. Shades of blue-green show where sea level and temperatures are lower than average. Normal sea-levels appear in white.
Credit NASA Earth Observatory

In combination with ongoing climate change, El Nino is likely to produce more extreme temperatures and weather in 2014.

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Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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