Mother Nature determining our short-term weather and long-term climate outcomes? Preposterous! /sarc
Even the normally alarmist BBC has to admit that ‘a La Niña event normally exerts a cooling influence on the world’. Add in a deep solar minimum and things could get interesting, with varying regional effects.
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A moderate to strong La Niña weather event has developed in the Pacific Ocean, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
The naturally occurring phenomenon results in the large scale cooling of ocean surface temperature, says BBC News.
This La Niña, which is set to last through the first quarter of 2021, will likely have a cooling effect on global temperatures.
But it won’t prevent 2020 from being one of the warmest years on record.
La Niña is described as one of the three phases of the weather occurrence known as the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO).
This includes the warm phase called El Niño, the cooler La Niña…
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