A weakening land–ocean temperature difference, owing to a rapidly warming Indian Ocean, has seen the Indian monsoon trending downward since the 1950s. New research gives hope for a revival in monsoon rainfall as land warming catches up with, and exceeds, ocean warming.

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Jin, Q. & Wang, C. Nat. Clim. Change http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nclimate3348 (2017)