EL NIÑO'S INFLUENCE ON PACIFIC ISLAND NATIONS
El Niño is a weather phenomenon that occurs in the Pacific Ocean, characterized by warmer than usual sea surface temperatures.
This warming of the ocean can lead to changes in weather patterns, including increased rainfall and storms in some areas, and droughts in others.
Pacific Island Nations are particularly vulnerable to the effects of El Niño, as many rely heavily on agriculture and fishing for their economies.
During El Niño events, crops can be damaged or destroyed by floods or droughts, leading to food shortages and economic hardship.
In addition to its impact on agriculture, El Niño can also affect tourism and other industries in Pacific Island Nations.
Efforts are underway to better understand and prepare for the effects of El Niño, including improved weather forecasting and disaster preparedness measures.