El Niño To Bring Extreme Weather Events, Threaten Agriculture, Water, Health, But More Nations Prepared, U.N. Says

The Guardian: El Niño: food shortages, floods, disease, and droughts set to put millions at risk
“The U.N. has warned of months of extreme weather in many of the world’s most vulnerable countries with intense storms, droughts, and floods triggered by one of the strongest El Niño weather events recorded in 50 years, which is expected to continue until spring 2016…” (Vidal/Carrington, 11/16).

U.N. News Centre: El Niño on track to be among worst ever, but world better prepared for fallout — U.N.
“…[T]he world is better prepared than ever to deal with the phenomenon, caused by the cyclical warming of the Equatorial Pacific Ocean, even though global warming has added a wild card to forecasting the severity of its impact, U.N. World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Secretary-General Michel Jarraud told a news conference in Geneva [Monday]. … [T]he worst affected countries are already planning for the impact on agriculture, fisheries, water, and health, and implementing disaster management campaigns to save lives and minimize economic damage and disruption, he added…” (11/16).