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El Nino-linked Cyclones to Increase in Pacific With Climate Change, Scientists Say

Small Pacific island states could be hit by more tropical cyclones during future El Nino weather patterns because of climate change, scientists said Tuesday. El Nino is a warming of sea-surface temperatures in the Pacific that occurs every two to seven years. The phenomenon can trigger both floods and drought in different parts of the world. Its opposite phase, a cooling of the same waters known as La Nina, is associated with the increased probability of wetter conditions over much of...

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