Computer climate models help scientists such as Dave Dewitt, who works at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society(IRI), predict the life cycles of individual El Niño or La Niña events and their effects on weather patterns throughout the world. While the accuracy of these models continues to improve, they still have limitations, which Dewitt discusses in this video interview.

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Video courtesy of the International Research Institute for Climate and Society