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El Niños Are Highly Unpredictable
Description: El Niño events are not as predictable as scientists thought. The frequency and strength of the ocean-warming climate phenomenon were more variable during the 20th century than, on average, during the preceding 7000 years, according to new analyses of climate records locked within ancient corals. The finding largely discounts the idea that certain long-term variations in Earth's orbit strongly influence the climate-maker, scientists say. [Source: ScienceNOW]
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Source: ScienceNOW
Publish Date: 1/3/2013
Reading Level: Basic
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