Tag Archives: La Nina

The mysteries of El Niño are as deep as the ocean

A few months ago, a strong El Niño event later this year seemed certain, but no longer. What’s happening? [5 August 2014 | Peter Boyer] Every now and again we get a reminder of our place in the scheme of … Continue reading

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Understanding sea level demands caution, patience

Not all our news can be rendered in short sound grabs and black headlines, which makes for problems in understanding implications of the science behind rising sea levels. [10 July 2012 | Peter Boyer] Patience is a virtue, my mother … Continue reading

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Ruminations on extreme nature

The Murray-Darling floods may seem like an anomaly, but they fit within the IPCC pattern for climate change in Australia. [13 March 2012 | Peter Boyer] The long-suffering people of the Murray-Darling basin don’t need to be told that Australia’s … Continue reading

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