Thursday, January 04, 2007

Edging up

2007 is likely be the warmest year since modern record keeping began, according to a forecast from the UK's Met Office (see BBC report).

Could the impacts include coral bleaching as bad as those in 1998? It is thought El Nino will be weaker this time, and will not -- I am told -- coincide this year with the Indian Ocean dipole, which is said to have reinforced the extreme event in 98.


Anonymous romunov said...

Thanks, I didn't know about IOD. My beginner's marine ecology book doesn't mention it, AFAIK.

11:06 am  

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