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A boost in big El Niño

Computer models and theory do not offer a consensus on how El Niño will change under global warming. Despite this disagreement, a study indicates a robust increase in the frequency of extreme El Niño episodes.

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Figure 1: Illustration of extreme El Niño conditions.

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Johnson, N. A boost in big El Niño. Nature Clim Change 4, 90–91 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/nclimate2108

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