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  1. IRI Photo Essays


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    A collection for 4 short photo essays about the International Research Institute for Climate and Society's activities across the world to help decision makers reduce society's vulnerability…

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    • Reducing Indonesia's Peatland Fires


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      Uncontrolled fires in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, have destroyed vast peatland forest areas, ruined livelihoods, and led to massive releases of smog and greenhouse gases. Our latest audio slideshow…

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      • Using Climate and Weather Forecasts to Improve Humanitarian Decision Making: A Partnership to Save Lives


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        The IRI, IFRC and Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre have made a short video about using seasonal forecasts and other climate information to improve humanitarian response and preparedness.

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        • Los Páramos: Cambio climático amenaza un frágil ecosistema en los Andes


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          http://iri.columbia.edu A lo largo de la cordillera de los Andes en Colombia, Ecuador, Perú y Venezuela, ubicado entre la cota máxima de árboles y la línea de lo que…

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          • Jim Hansen on Food Security in East Africa


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            In this interview, climate and food security expert Jim Hansen lays out the root causes of food insecurity in East Africa. He also describes a number of activities currently underway and in the works…

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            • The Páramos: Climate change threatens a fragile ecosystem in the Andes


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              Join our newsletter: http://iri.columbia.edu/subscribe Climate change threatens a fragile ecosystem in the Andes The páramo is a high mountain ecosystem in South America's Andes rich…

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              • Tufa Dinku: Hybrid Climate Data for East Africa


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                In this interview, climate scientist Tufa Dinku discusses his work on combining weather station data with satellite information to generate high-resolution data sets that could be used for making…

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                • Brad Lyon on the East Africa Drought


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                  IRI climate scientist Brad Lyon gives an overview of the climate conditions leading up to the 2010-11 drought in East Africa. He says there's a chance of La Niña forming later in the year,…

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                  • Pietro Ceccato on Remote Sensing in East Africa


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                    IRI remote sensing scientist Pietro Ceccato discusses how data and images derived from satellites provide critical information for countries such as Somalia, where on-the-ground drought monitoring…

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                    • Dan Osgood, Index Insurance in East Africa


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                      In this interview, research economist Dan Osgood discusses index insurance and how it is helping some poor rural communities reduce hardships caused by drought in East Africa

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