Mint Explainer: El Nino is coming; are we ready?
- Prepare for droughts and poor harvests.
The world must brace for a possible El Nino next year, a climate pattern expected to drive up temperatures and trigger upheavals across the globe. India too will be impacted, with a possible monsoon deficit in 2023. Indeed, erratic weather patterns, driven by climate change and made worse by recurring phenomena like El Nino, will be a big challenge for the world in the future. It will take a heavy toll on agriculture and may call upon governments to substantially raise food buffer stocks and crop yields over the years.