The Economist has a readable article on the current El Niño which is already wreaking its chaos on the world’s weather systems and economies.

There’s a great map which shows that where the losers are from all this – and where the winners are as well, as El Niño is a double-edged sword with rich countries tending to gain more than they lose.  For example, the 1997/98 Niño was worth an extra $15bn to the US economy because, for example, there were higher agricultural yields from the extra rain.

It’s an ill-wind …

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