El Niño and Climate Change

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1997 has also seen the largest El Niño1 in history that has cause huge problems all over the world2, from droughts to floods and poor yield of crops.

Here3 is a report that looks at El Niño. It makes an intersting point about the fact that "despite the advanced technological feats of human beings like duplicate sheep, genetically engineered soya beans etc., we still depend on Nature and can easily sucumb to it's savage brutality too."

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