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The blueprint for El Niño diversity

July 2018 Schematic illustration of the two atmosphere/ocean oscillations that contribute to the complexity of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation and its impacts. A new research study, published this week by an international team of climate scientists in the journal Nature, isolates key mechanisms that cause El Niño events […]

Could we deliver aid before a disaster strikes?

By Burton Bollag  August 1, 2018 WASHINGTON — As a young expert in disaster risk reduction with the German Red Cross, Thorsten Klose-Zuber visited Bangladesh in 2010, where he witnessed the devastating floods that can occur when monsoons and tropical storms hit this overcrowded, low-lying country. When floods inundate grazing land, smallholder […]