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Tag: Prof Adam Scaife

  • Friday, May 22nd 2015 - 10:21 UTC

    El Niño could again disrupt global food markets later this year

    Professor Scaife said there was a 70% chance of a “moderate” El Niño event towards the end of this year that is likely to lead to droughts and crop failures.<br />

    A strong El Niño is likely to increase prices of staple foods such as rice, coffee, sugar and cocoa, say scientists. Forecasters agree that the El Niño effect, which can drive droughts and flooding, is under way in the tropical Pacific, but they say it is too early to say how severe it will be.