May 21, 2015 | Eleanor

I've always wanted to go to the Pacific, but extreme weather has put me off this year.

El Niño is a natural weather cycle occurring every two to seven years. It causes droughts and flooding in Pacific regions, harming crops. This means many of my favourite foods - rice, coffee, sugar, cocoa - may become more expensive later this year.

Should governments prepare for El Niño to protect people? For some, even a small increase in food prices will be a problem. I'm worried we aren't doing enough about these climate issues.

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