13 Nov Prepare for the Godzilla El Nino!
Spanish for “little boy,” an El Niño is far from little. It’s a massive climate pattern, during which trade winds slacken, water temperatures increase, and the atmosphere grows both hotter and moister as a result. El Niños can affect the entire planet.
Some parts of the globe suffer extreme drought, while others endure abnormally heavy rainfall. Fish migrate to cooler waters. Whales pop up in weird places. In short, entire ecosystems are disturbed. And forecasters warn that an El Niño of epic proportions could strike the West Coast of the United States in either the late fall or early winter of 2015.
Source: CBS News