Science: El Nino

Dr. Robert Cushman Murphy, of the American Museum of Natural History, returned lately from studying ocean currents off the Peruvian and Ecua- dorian coasts. Last week, he told this story:

Until last January, there had been no rain at the little cable port of Santa Elena since 1919. Marshes about the village had long been withered dry. Cattle, unfoddered for months, were shambling bags of bones, the sheep and goats desperately gnawed bales of paper ticker-tape thrown out by the telegraph company.

It was the same for miles around: no rain here for 10 years, here...

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