Global temperatures are heading downward, and fast

Watts Up With That?

It’s no surprise to us that the “monster” El Niño of 2015/2016 created a very large global temperature spike, after all, that’s what the natural process that creates the phenomenon results in due to the Pacific ocean near the Equator not being able to dissipate heat to space as effectively as it usually does. NOAA says that “ENSO is one of the most important climate phenomena on Earth due to its ability to change the global atmospheric circulation, which in turn, influences temperature and precipitation across the globe. ”

But, as they say, “what goes up, must come down”. NOAA has this to say about the current state:

After dominating the tropical Pacific for more than a year, El Niño ended in May 2016. Near- or below-average temperatures existed in 3 out of 4 ENSO monitoring regions of the tropical Pacific. And for the first time in 2016, wind and…

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  1. 04.07.16 Cold wave kills 48 children between May and June in Peru.
    At least 48 children under five died of pneumonia in Peru between May and June 2016, especially in poor areas exposed to low temperatures during the winter – according to a government report.
    According to the Peruvian Ministry of Health (MINSA) in this period, there were 7,569 cases of pneumonia in children under five years, with 48 deaths. Most occurred in Cusco department, Junín, Huancavelica, Ayacucho and Puno, in central and southern Andean country.
    In these regions, with localized areas above 4000 meters above sea level, the temperature reaches 18 degrees below zero in winter with ice deposited on surfaces.
    Some high-Andean sectors and the Peruvian jungle, with mostly poor, will face until August strong cold waves that reach people and their productive activities and force the government to develop protection plans.
    To combat this damage, the MINSA sent attention modules to 14 regions affected by the cold to support the work of health centers. Furthermore, they were distributed more than a million influenza vaccines and pneumonia.
    According to the latest damage assessment from the National Institute of Civil Defense (Indeci), 311,655 people from 14 regions had health problems due to low temperatures. In May, the Peruvian government declared an emergency for a period of 60 days in 14 regions of the country by because of the sharp drop in temperature in the Andes.

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