Many places have experienced severe flooding after heavy rains this year. Last Thursday, football lovers traveled through flooded streets in Recife, Brazil to watch the World Cup match between Germany and the United States. Many wereunsureif the game would be played at all because of the weather.
Last week, the WMO predicted the weather event which was known as El Nino. El Nino can affect weather conditions worldwide. One sign of it is unusually warm ocean surface temperatures in the central and eastern Pacific. The WMO says El Nino is forming again this year. It will be fully formed in a few months. It is expected to be strongest toward the end of this year and in early 2015. This winter, meaning December 2013 to February 2014, was the wettest winter ever recorded in more than a quarter of a millennium.”
Temperatures around the world are going up. The heat warms the ocean surface above its normal levels. For example, the big heat wave hit Russia in 2010. Scientists prove that industrial pollution causes climate change and affects our weather. But it is difficult to make people take steps to cut pollution. We need to get rid of this coal, gas and oil as soon as possible and change to renewable energy.