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El Nino: An Inconsistent Geopolitical Agent

MIN READSep 10, 2015 | 09:30 GMT

An image taken by NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Jason-2 satellite on Aug. 20 shows sea surface height, which can be used to calculate how much heat is stored in the ocean below.

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The El Nino weather pattern only increases the probability of certain meteorological events; it does not guarantee them. Nevertheless, data from past El Nino events indicates what the probable weather patterns will be during future episodes and how they are likely to affect the global economy....

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