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El Nino Weather 'Could Be As Bad as 1998'

In South America it's being linked to the worst floods in 50 years. Dr Kamiar Mohaddes of Cambridge University explains the potential economic effects of El Nino around the world.

El Nino is being blamed for some of the extreme weather conditions we are seeing across the globe - flooding, drought and unusual temperatures. In South America it's being linked to the worst floods seen in 50 years. NASA says it could be one of the worst El Nino weather systems since 1998 - the strongest on record. Dr Kamiar Mohaddes of Cambridge University has been looking into the economic effects of El Nino around the world.

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All this and more discussed with our guests on both sides of the Atlantic. Alison Van Diggelen of the Fresh Dialogues in California and Simon Littlewood from consulting group ACG Global in Singapore.

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