Section 11.9 (Thinking Globally)

By: Adam and Shaffer

Summarization of the Section

  • Extreme wheather can happen anywhere not just on the coast
  • Not all types of extreme weather happen in the same area
  • El Niño is the cause of many hurricanes around the pacific coast of South America
  • The story is the same on other continents monsoons cause flooding and sand storms in Africa destroy crops and will wells with sand and force people from their homes.

El Niño's

El Niño is a warm ocean current that flows from time to time along the pacific coast of South America


A monsoon is a seasonal wind and rainstorm