Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Million-year high Earth temperatures may trigger 'super' El Nino

ABC News Online reports that James Hansen of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, and others, found that:
Earth may be close to the warmest it has been in the last million years, especially in the part of the Pacific Ocean where potentially violent El Nino weather patterns are born.
They make a clear link between human-caused global warming and El Ninos. What country produces more greenhouse gasses per capita than any other? Australia. And where is one of the places worst affected by a really bad El Nino pattern? Australia. Are we reaping what we sow? Can we change it? The scientists say:
"Slowing the growth rate of greenhouse gases should diminish the probability of both super El Ninos and the most intense tropical storms."

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