In a new study, researchers from Stanford outline a four-step “framework” for testing whether global warming has contributed to record-setting weather events. The new paper is the latest in a burgeoning field of climate science called “extreme event attribution”.
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In Togo, the Red Cross is piloting a forecast-based-financing initiative. Red Cross volunteers collect rainfall data in the Mono river basin upstream of the Nangbeto dam; a ‘self-learning algorithm’ estimates overspill risks, enabling operators to plan releases and humanitarians to better prepare communities downstream after radio alerts.
Understanding what people need during a crisis is an essential practice for humanitarians. Over the last 4 years, various humanitarian agencies involved in responding to complex emergencies in the Philippines have demonstrated good practice in capturing and responding to communities’ information needs.