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October 2007 Blog Posts (6)

Make your own custom seasonal forecast

OND07_World_pcp.jpg Latest spotlight on IRI's work.

October marks the tenth anniversary of IRI's monthly net assessment forecasts, which are a series of freely available maps that show temperature and rainfall predictions for every region of the world.

The IRI Forecast group looks back on the evolution of this popular service, and shares a few of its favorite anecdotes from the past ten years. But first, a bit about what the IRI forecasts are all… Continue

Added by Francesco Fiondella on October 31, 2007 at 20:11 — No Comments

Any interesting stories of adaptation to climate change?

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I am posting this on behalf of Anna Egan at Panos - please reply to her at

Any interesting stories of adaptation to climate change?

Panos is embarking on a short series of print and radio features on the subject of adaptation efforts and climate change. These ideally will be linked to findings from recent research on adaptation and climate change. They are looking for strong, human-interest stories and examples of changes, dilemmas,… Continue

Added by MikeShanahan on October 26, 2007 at 12:57 — No Comments


I will stay in Danemark from november to december

Added by ASSIONGBON Séraphin Gaspard Kangny on October 23, 2007 at 16:15 — 1 Comment

Message from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, Beijing, 17 October 2007

I am delighted to send warm greetings to all participants in this conference on “Taking Action for the World’s Poor and Hungry People.” I commend the organizers for addressing this theme as we work to step up our efforts to reach the Millennium Development Goals.…


Added by Michele Pietrowski on October 18, 2007 at 14:39 — No Comments

Muslims going green? or have they always been?

Environmentalism is a shared conviction among all human races, religions and ideologies and it reflects a sense of deep attachment to sustainable values that is not limited to a particular set of beliefs, more than others. Reading an article entitled "Muslims going green" in South California In Focus", described by its publishers as "the largest muslim newspaper California" made me feel uncomfortable. By saying "muslims going green" the articles gives a false impression that environmental… Continue

Added by Batir Wardam on October 15, 2007 at 14:05 — No Comments

Malaria and dengue fever in Colombia

My latest feature about IRI's work. As always, please feel free to send feedback or inquiries.

Each year in Colombia, more than 100,000 people get sick from malaria and approximately 42,000 come down with dengue fever. Now, the national government has enlisted IRI's help in using climate risk management in an ongoing project to improve its early-warning system for the two diseases. The work…


Added by Francesco Fiondella on October 11, 2007 at 18:04 — No Comments

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