The components of La Niña are getting ready to tango. But will their performance break any climate records this time around?
IRI convened the fourth Summer Institute on Climate Information for Public Health. How did it help bring the two fields closer together?
You’d be forgiven for thinking its 2008 and not just because of the economic uncertainty. Is there a dreaded double dip La Niña in store, too?
Let’s get this out of the way. The current famine in the Horn of Africa isn’t caused by drought. Rather, a complex mix of societal and political factors created a dangerous situation. The worst drought in 60 years (pdf) is what pushed that situation over the edge into a humanitarian crisis. However, just as these [...]
At the International Research Institute for Climate and Society’s monthly climate briefing, talk often focuses on the role that El Niño or La Niña play in driving global climate. With the collapse of La Niña last month, though, IRI’s forecasters now have to rely on different tools to offer forecasts for the coming year. That’s [...]
Check out some pictures from IRI’s recently concluded Summer Institute on Climate Information for Public Health.
La Niña, we hardly knew ye. This year’s iteration of the climate phenomenon nearly set records for strength and riled up world weather for nine months. Now it’s dead. What’s next?
IRI’s latest climate briefing shows a weak La Niña still hanging around. The big question is what will happen next?
A new case study authored by scientists at Mali’s national meteorological service and the International Research Institute for Climate and Society chronicles a success story of linking farmers to climate information in response to the 1972-1984 drought.
A return to near normal conditions in the Pacific doesn’t mean there aren’t other interesting climatic phenomenon afoot.