How does a slight rise in ocean temperatures off the coast of South America wreak havoc across the globe? Find out all about the amazing weather phenomenon known as El Niño and how it triggers natural disasters that affect people, plants, and animals the world over. El Niño is second only to the changing seasons in influencing world weather patterns. It has caused flooding in the U.S., droughts in Africa, wildfires in Australia, and blizzards in South America. It has been linked to the devastation of wildlife - from elephants in Botswana to red foxes in Alaska - and to deadly human diseases as well. Only recently have scientists been able to connect such diverse events and speculate on the underlying cause.
Award-winning author Caroline Arnold has written over 100 books for young people. Her easy style and Nelson Runger's well-paced reading make learning about El Niño and its astounding effects fun for listeners of all ages. Download and start listening now!