Does Global Warming & Climate Change Affect El Niño?

Rob discusses the impact of climate change and global warming on future El Niño and La Niña patterns.  Read further to find how large the impact can be…

Global Warming & Climate Change Are Hot Topics: How Does It Affect Us?

The debate over climate change and global warming is ‘heating up’ and a topic for many water cooler conversations. Politicians use it to change rules and policy. How does it effect you and me though?

1. Is global warming real? Yes!
2. Is climate change legitimate? Yes!
3. Does man influence the climate? Nobody knows for sure how we impact the climate or if we can.

What we do know is that the earth goes through cycles of cooling and warming. These cycles influence the climate and weather patterns. There also happens to be a really big ball of hot gas out there (we call the sun) that has a huge influence on our climate. This, along with atmospheric conditions and ocean temperatures, leads to global warming and cooling.

Future El Niño & La Niña Patterns

What should we expect from future El Niños and La Niñas? All indications are that we’ll experience more extreme weather events as climate change takes place. In other words, future El Niño’s will lead to nastier, more severe weather. There’s really no question that weather events are being effected by climate change. Does your diesel truck have an impact? Ultimately, it’s hard to imagine that it has much influence on something as enormous as the earth’s climate. However, that doesn’t mean we should ignore our responsibilities. For the same reason we maintain our homes, trucks, equipment and property, we can also make good choices to preserve a clean, healthy environment. Let’s face it, we’d much rather live in a comfortable, clean home than a dirty, filthy home that smells bad.

The Ocean Is A Major Contributor To Weather Conditions

According to estimates, a little over 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water. Approximately, 96% of that water makes up the oceans. That’s a considerable portion of the earth’s surface and has a big effect on our climate. We mentioned the sun above playing an important role. The oceans, particularly the Pacific, influence America’s climate.

EL NINO VS CLIMATE CHANGEAs the Pacific warms up, it results in bigger hurricanes which causes more extreme weather conditions on land in the U.S. When the ocean’s water temperatures cool down, it means bigger winter storms because of the increased moisture in the atmosphere.

Conclusions

Bigger El NinosGlobal warming has a BIG impact on El Niño and La Niña. Will the coming winter be good for your snow removal business? As we’ve discussed in previous weather articles, it all depends on where you live. If you stay tuned, we’ll make sure you have a head’s up. Stay up to date on winter weather and the newest snow and ice removal innovations. Sign up for SPN’s online newsletter and get it all delivered right to your inbox. Watch more of Rob’s weather videos and read more weather articles.

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