Francesco Fiondella, Author at State of the Planet - Page 3 of 8

Science communication occupies a lot of my brain space, even when I'm not in the office at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society, where I oversee communications. I take lots of photos, too. Find out more about me at FrancescoFiondella.com.

Recent Posts

International Conference on El Niño, Nov. 17-18

A live-streamed international conference on El Niño takes place on Nov. 17 and 18 at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society.

by |November 10, 2015

Global Nutrition Report Highlights Role of Climate

Climate change is complicating global efforts to end malnutrition. Even small and seasonal fluctuations in climate can have big impacts on food availability.

by |September 15, 2015

Climate Conditions Help Forecast Meningitis Outbreaks

Wind and dust conditions in Sub-Saharan Africa Africa could help predict a meningitis epidemic, according to a new research by NASA GISS and the International Research Institute for Climate and Society.

by |March 18, 2014
influenza map

Website Maps the Flu, and Predicts Its Progress

Infectious disease experts at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health have launched a website that reports weekly predictions for rates of seasonal influenza in 94 cities in the United States.

by |January 13, 2014

Climate Training for Development Professionals

The International Research Institute for Climate and Society and the U.S. Agency for International Development will launch a new set of training webcasts geared for development professionals who want to be more fluent in the science that underpins their climate change adaptation projects.

by |December 4, 2013

Managing Water in a Dry Land

Since 2010, the Earth Institute’s International Research Institute for Climate and Society along with UNESCO and their colleagues in Chile have been working with Elqui’s water authority to help them use seasonal forecasts as way to better allocate water and prepare for droughts.

by |June 17, 2013

Farmers in Senegal Use Forecasts to Combat Climate Risks

Recent trainings in Senegal have improved trust between farmers and researchers, leading to increased use of climate forecasts and other information.

by |May 21, 2013

The Sahel Is Getting Wetter, But Will It Last?

New research gives a unifying explanation of the Sahel’s past, present and future climate patterns.

by |May 9, 2013

Where’s My Seasonal Tornado Forecast?

Tornadoes, derechos and other violent storms can kill hundreds each year and cause billions in damages. How well can we predict them? How will climate change influence their occurrence? Experts from around the country discussed these issues at a recent workshop.

by |March 29, 2013

IRI Names New Deputy Director

Haresh Bhojwani will coordinate IRI’s connections with development and humanitarian organizations so that its research can target the needs of those vulnerable to climate impacts, especially through the institution’s international collaborations.

by |March 26, 2013