New indicator could help mitigate food insecurity in Sub-Saharan Africa — ScienceDaily

The onset date of the yearly rainy season reliably predicts if seasonal drought will occur in parts of Sub-Saharan Africa that are particularly vulnerable to food insecurity, and could help to mitigate its effects. Shraddhanand Shukla and colleagues at the University of California, Santa Barbara’s Climate Hazards Center, present these findings in the open-access journal […]

International research team calls for ‘glocal’ approach to help mitigate flooding damage

By coupling a large-scale hydrological model with a local-scale, high-resolution hydraulic model and urban flood model while integrating multiple sources of ground and satellite remote sensing data, a “Glocal” (global to local) Hydrometeorological Solution for Floods (GHS-F) has been developed for better preparedness, mitigation and management of flood risk—like that associated with the disastrous mei-yu/baiu […]

International research team calls for ‘glocal’ approach to help mitigate flooding damage

IMAGE: By coupling a large-scale hydrological model with a local-scale, high-resolution hydraulic model and urban flood model while integrating multiple sources of ground and satellite remote sensing data, a “Glocal ” (global… view more  Credit: Advances in Atmopheric Sciences Large-scale global forecasting and on-the-ground observations need to meld into one system to better predict and prevent […]

Can Climate Preparedness Mitigate Emerging Pandemics?

The coronavirus pandemic presents different challenges in different countries, but it was never going to be easy in Indonesia, an archipelago of more than 500 islands and 274 million people. In August, Indonesia’s average mortality rate for COVID-19 was 4.68%, down from 8.64% in April, whereas the global average was 3.79%. But according […]