The weather system that influences the world | The Economist
The World Ahead | Triple dip
The southern Pacific Ocean has been locked in its La Niña phase for three winters running. That is unusual, and dangerous.
The trade winds trace eternal circles, east to west around the planet, driven by the sun’s heat and Earth’s rotation. In the south Pacific, they combine with ocean currents to create a climate system called the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO).
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