El Nino and la Nina: Weather in the Headlinesby April Pulley Sayre
One year, on the Pacific Coast of the Americas, houses are swept into the sea, seals and sea lions die, and empty fishing nets are reported from Chile to California. Tornadoes hit the Southern United States. There are droughts in Africa and Asia. This is El Nino. Sometimes, the next year will be a La Nina. The Atlantic Coast of the United States and the Caribbean will have terrible hurricanes. Mudslides will occur in Indonesia.
Although these weather conditions have existed for hundreds or thousands of years, it's only now that people the world over see how far-reaching the effects are. Scientists are making breakthroughs in predicting El Nino and La Nina. By studying changes in sea temperature, people on the Pacific Coast were able to prepare for the El Nino of 1997-1998 and save lives. April Pulley Sayre's book provides much-needed global information on El Nino and La Nina history, prediction, and consequences.
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