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(CNN Spanish) -- The president of Ecuador, Guillermo Lasso, reported on Monday that his government decided to raise the alert for the El Niño phenomenon, after the analysis of oceanic and atmospheric conditions. El Niño implies the significant increase in temperatures of the Pacific Ocean.
The president explained that with this change of alert the country goes from a stage of prevention to a stage of preparation. In that sense, he announced that there are financing plans with multilateral organizations and public banks to solve the actions in the face of the impact of this climatic phenomenon.
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This change of alert from yellow to orange is given before the "imminent" arrival of the El Niño phenomenon in the country, which will coincide with the rainy season in the last quarter of the year, according to the Secretary of Risk Management of Ecuador, Cristian Torres.
The director of the Oceanographic and Antarctic Institute of the Ecuadorian Navy, Carlos Zapata, said Monday during a press conference of the Emergency Operations Committee that the observation of El Niño will be maintained. He added that in October a cruise ship will set sail to monitor the entry of warm waters to the Ecuadorian coast.
Last July, CNN observed the monitoring that the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (Inamhi) carries out from Quito on the behavior of the phenomenon.
El Niño will not come in usual conditions, according to several experts, who agree that global warming and the climate crisis could affect its behavior.
"Each Child has a specific signature, no Child resembles the other. This year we are on a hotter planet, so this Niño would be developing on a hotter planet, in a context of climate change," warned the executive director of Inamhi, Bolívar Erazo.
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"A hotter planet is a planet with higher energy, and that higher energy can be located in the sea and in the atmosphere and shape patterns differently," the official added.
Last July, the Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization, Petteri Taalas, warned that El Niño will greatly increase the likelihood of temperature records and more extreme heat in many parts of the world, including the oceans.
This situation adds uncertainty about the possible effects of this phenomenon in countries such as Ecuador and Peru, where the coasts have registered recent increases in temperatures.