PMEL in the News
World’s Oceans, Atmosphere Are Simmering as El Niño Approaches
The planet is simmering, both on land and at sea, and that could signal more record temperatures for the remainder of 2023, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Mike McPhaden is quoted.
El Ninos are far costlier than once thought, in the trillions, study says -- and one’s brewing now
The natural burst of El Nino warming that changes weather worldwide is far costlier with longer-lasting expenses than experts had thought, averaging trillions of dollars in damage, a new study found. Mike McPhaden is quoted.
El Niño is getting stronger. That could cost the global economy trillions
A new study found some of the most intense past El Niño events cost the global economy more than $4 trillion over the following years. Mike McPhaden, a senior scientist at NOAA and who was not involved in the research, said the study was “very insightful and provocative.”
Global heating has likely made El Niños and La Niñas more ‘frequent and extreme’, new study shows
Scientists say greenhouse gases have already affected climate patterns in the Pacific that could lead to more severe weather, floods and heatwaves. Mike McPhaden is quoted.
Off the charts: Ocean surface temperatures reach record high
Gregory Johnson, Oceanographer with NOAA's Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, joined FOX Weather to weigh in on the alarming trend.