El Niño and water shortages – Synergia1

We don’t hear much about it on Australian media, however we are no strangers to natural disasters.  We know drought, we know fire and we know floods. However, we are not alone in these experiences, and one cannot help but wonder about these disasters in our region, and perhaps if El Nino is really quietly pulling the climate strings.  We hear conflicting reports: warm pacific waters, but cool off NSW, we hear about ‘the Blob’ off America and wonder is the pacific ocean really becoming a ‘cauldron’ like the New York Times says?  Is it just media hype? Or do we need to start  re-thinking our disaster plan to included basic necessities like clean water?