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East Africa's Climate Under the Spell of El Niño Since the Last Ice Age

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avatar East Africa's Climate Under the Spell of El Niño Since the Last Ice Age
August 09, 2011 06:49PM
ScienceDaily (Aug. 4, 2011) — Floods and droughts in East Africa are often unleashed by far-away events in the tropical Pacific -- the warm (El Niño) or cool (La Niña) phases of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO). A catastrophic drought is currently wreaking havoc in wide regions of Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Somalia, affecting food security and putting millions of people in urgent need of assistance. Scientists have attributed the severe drying to La Niña conditions that prevailed from June 2010 to May 2011 in the Pacific.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110804141703.htm
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