Author: Amanda Audi
Publish date: 2023-05-23 09:31:26
“Prepare for El Niño,” the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said in a statement in early May. Climate authorities, such as the U.S. National Weather Service, believe there is a 90 percent chance of the phenomenon hitting the globe in a moderate to intense manner in the second half of the year, after three years of La Niña.
“The development of an El Niño will most likely lead to a new spike in global heating and increase the chance of breaking temperature records,” said WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas.
For the Amazon rainforest, this forecast is especially worrying. “The forest can become…