La Niña

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What even is El Niño? To be honest nobody really understands or cares any more | First Dog on the Moon
We get it, nature really wants to kill us (fair enough too) but can’t we just go to the beach? Is that too much to ask?

First Dog on the Moon

05, Jun, 2023 @6:27 AM

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El Niño may push heating past 1.5C but urgent action could avert catastrophe
Without emissions reductions, in next 10 years 1.5C target may be permanently exceeded

Fiona Harvey Environment editor

02, Jun, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Global heating has likely made El Niños and La Niñas more ‘frequent and extreme’, new study shows
Scientists say greenhouse gases have already affected climate patterns in the Pacific that could lead to more severe weather, floods and heatwaves

Graham Readfearn

18, May, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Black summer bushfires may have caused rare ‘triple dip’ La Niña, study suggests
Smoke aerosols from the fires interacted with clouds to cool the south-eastern Pacific, helping the wet weather pattern to form, scientists believe

Donna Lu Science writer

10, May, 2023 @6:00 PM

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The next El Niño: when is it coming and how strong might this one be for Australia?
After three wet La Niña years, an El Niño now looks likely, which could cut rainfall, raise temperatures and create nightmarish bushfire conditions

Graham Readfearn

17, Apr, 2023 @3:00 PM

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‘Headed off the charts’: world’s ocean surface temperature hits record high
Scientists warn of more marine heatwaves, leading to increased risk of extreme weather

Graham Readfearn

08, Apr, 2023 @12:00 AM

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NSW heatwave drives highest demand for power in three years
Electricity grid ‘held up well’ as state’s residents required 13,136 megawatts on third-hottest March day on record

Natasha May

07, Mar, 2023 @5:46 AM

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Australia faces unprecedented grassfires next summer ‘supercharged’ by global heating
Fuel loads that increased after heavy rain are now drying out and creating ‘powder keg’ conditions for future fires, report warns

Lisa Cox

21, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Famous Australian beaches vulnerable to severe coastal erosion caused by La Niña
Researchers say erosion of beaches along south-east coast – including at tourist hotspot Noosa – is significantly affecting local biodiversity

Donna Lu

09, Feb, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Sydney forecast to enjoy its first 30C day in almost a year
The city hasn’t gone over 30C since February 2022, and is just eight days off its longest streak of days below that level

Mostafa Rachwani

17, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Sydney close to breaking 140-year-old record streak of days under 30C
Despite summer heatwave weather in Victoria and Queensland, Thursday is city’s 325th day under 30C at Observatory Hill

Cait Kelly

12, Jan, 2023 @4:43 AM

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Australia could swing from three years of La Niña to hot and dry El Niño in 2023
Bureau of Meteorology climate models indicate sea-surface temperatures in the Pacific may exceed El Niño thresholds by June

Peter Hannam

03, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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