El Niño rains for dry California but scientists fear for coral reefs

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Data suggests giant climatic event could be the strongest on record, meaning rains for drought-stricken California and a worsening of the coral die-off
The giant El Niño climatic event is set to bring rain to drought-stricken California by January, but is likely to exacerbate a widespread die-off of corals in the ocean, new data suggests.
The relentless warming trend highlighted by the new data also shows the world has just experienced its warmest October on record. Continue reading…