London: Global warming could increase intensity of El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO), according to a new study.
The new study has suggested that droughts and floods driven by ENSO are going to be more intense.
Scientists used the newest climate models, and found a consistent projection for the future of ENSO.
Lead author, Dr Scott Power from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, said that global warming interferes with the way El Nino temperature patterns affect rainfall.
He said that this disturbance causes an intensification of El Nino-driven drying in the western Pacific and rainfall increases in the central and eastern equatorial Pacific.
The study has been published in the journal Nature.