El NiÃo

This National Geographic video explains the origins of the El NiÃo Southern Oscillation using animations and shows the impacts on humans, wildlife and habitat, particularly in the United States.

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

Use this resource to lead a discussion of the differences between climate variability and climate change.

The images are not annotated, so the educator may have to pause and explain what some of the graphics are.