State climatologist: global surface temperatures likely to set new record this year
In this 2010 NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory false-color image, the immense area of cold water brought to the surface by the La Niña shows as a blue and purple swath stretching from the eastern to the central Pacific Ocean. The 2010 La Niña was characterized as one of the most intense events of the past 50 years, according to climatologists. / NASS/JPL/Bill Patzert image
COLLEGE STATION -- There’s very good evidence the same factors contributing to the drought -- the El Niño-La Niña cycle -- have temporarily stalled global warming, according to a Texas A&M University climatologist. . . .