Volume 60(1) — May 2011

Reaching users with climate services

Feature articles




Climate services: Reaching the most vulnerable
Interview with Jan Egeland

Getting climate information to those who need it most – the poorest and the most vulnerable – is the greatest priority.>> More


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Some Frequently Asked Questions: The Global Framework for Climate Services

What do an air conditioning engineer, a farmer and a city planner have in common? Each uses climate information to do his or her job properly. >> More



Images of change: A photographer documents a warming world
by Gary Braasch

There is great scope for scientific agencies to work with photographers across the globe to communicate science. >> More


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The new communications climate
by Andrew C. Revkin

From blogs to videos, Twitter to cell phones, new forms of media provide new opportunities for outreach. >> More



Revisiting the East African malaria debate
by Samuel M. Waweru, Judith A. Omumbo, Bradfield Lyon, Madeleine C. Thomson, Stephen J. Connor

Vociferous debate has been underway over whether a rise in malaria in the Kenyan highlands can be associated with local temperature changes, and whether these changes are connected to global climate change processes.
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Partnering for health early warning systems
by David P. Rogers

Health and well-being are the human face of climate change. National bodies can play an important role in helping to ensure that climate is taken into account in decision-making systems of health practitioners. >> More



Survey of financial firms outlines climate information needs
by the UNEP Finance Initiative

Banks, investors and insurers are looking for more climate information and services to manage increasing risks from extreme events related to a changing climate. >> More


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Financial markets drive demand for climate models
by Rowan Douglas

Operational climate forecasting is emerging as the latest frontier in climate services for the financial sector. >> More


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Bring financial and scientific analysts together
Interview with Dominic Waughray

National planners are looking for private investors to help finance low-carbon development plans. >> More

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Student research for an informed generation
by Teresa J. Kennedy and Donna J. Charlevoix

Connecting and inspiring the next generation of scientists and informed citizens is more important than ever. >> More


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Creating a volunteer observing network
Interview with Nolan Doesken and Henry Reges

Volunteers play an important role in providing climate information. Their observations are critical to track local climate variations and impacts and to monitor changes in climate over time.>> More


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