"El Niño is altering weather patterns all over the world, not just limited to the eastern pacific. People in the western pacific are being hammered by intense storms this season because of El Niño’s unusual conditions. Hurricane Patricia is just one tiny bit of the huge influence El Niño is wielding over the coast." -SIO professor Shang-Ping Xie, on the origins of Hurricane Patricia

Shang-Ping Xie on Hurricane Patricia