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Forecasts can play an invaluable role when used properly in helping humanitarian agencies and governments plan for and prevent disasters, according to the latest Climate and Society publication launched by the IRI and the American Red Cross last week in Washington D.C.
Climate and weather disasters, from the massive floods in Pakistan, Australia and Colombia, to the devastating…Continue
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Earlier this month, U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced a new era of collaboration on agricultural research in the face of climate change. In fact, efforts have been underway since 2009: the Earth Institute's International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) has been…Continue
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My colleague Cathy Vaughan has a nice writeup of a workshop on climate prediction that the IRI helped organize in Argentina...
A central tenet of the International Research Institute for Climate and Society's is that providing people and institutions with…Continue
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Alessandra Giannini, a research scientist at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society, has been awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER award to advance our understanding of climate model projections in the African Sahel, a semi-arid region south of the Sahara Desert that stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea.
The Faculty Early Career Development Program, known as CAREER, is the National Science Foundation's most prestigious award for…Continue
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A report recently released by the National Research Council called "Assessment of Intraseasonal to Interannual Climate Prediction and Predictability" examines the current state of medium-term climate forecasting--over time periods of a few weeks to a few years. It makes suggestions on how these forecasts might be improved.
The International Research Institute for Climate and Society is among a number of institutions that regularly produce…Continue
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My colleague, Eric Holthaus, has written a story on the troubling hurricane forecasts released recently for the Atlantic:
The Atlantic hurricane season has officially started, and the International Research Institute for Climate and Society has issued its updated seasonal hurricane forecast for the region. The results continue to indicate that an above-normal season is very likely. This could spell trouble for highly vulnerable Caribbean nations such as Haiti, still reeling from…Continue
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For the third year in a row, public-health professionals and climate scientists from around the world are visiting Columbia University's Lamont campus, where the International Research Institute for Climate and Society is based, to learn how to use climate information to make better decisions for health-care planning and disease prevention. They're taking part in the third Summer Institute on Climate Information for Public Health, organized by IRI, in partnership with the Center for…Continue
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Sharing a story written by my colleague, Cathy Vaughan, on the collaboration between the climate and humanitarian communities to reduce the risks and impacts of disasters...…Continue
Seasonal forecasts can be effective tools for agricultural planners, water resources managers and other decision makers. For example, after torrential rains and floods wreaked havoc in the West African nation of Ghana in 2007, displacing some 400,000 people there, the regional…Continue
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A new multimillion dollar research program by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research aims to alleviate climate-related threats to the food security, livelihoods and environment of people living in the developing world. One of the key intellectual forces behind this initiative has been the International Research Institute for Climate and Society's Jim Hansen. He'll be leading efforts within the program to look at how managing…Continue
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Lisa Goddard, a climate scientist at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society, has been appointed to the National Academies of Science's prestigious Climate Research Committee. She will be helping to promote progress in her field and give advice to government agencies on the scientific aspects of climate and climate change. The CRC also represents the United States in the…Continue
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