"Climate Change: Is El Niño Heating Up?"

"The weather pattern known as El Niño, which can bring heavy rains to Southern California, has doubled in intensity and warmth and shifted westward over several decades, according to scientists from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The findings, published in Geophysical Research Letters, a journal of the American Geophysical Union, measured ocean temperature and analyzed satellite data over three decades."

Margot Roosevelt reports for the Los Angeles Times' Greenspace blog August 26, 2010.

Source: LA Times, 08/27/2010