Online tool aids resilience to climate change impacts

By Sam Otieno [NAIROBI] An online tool that aids analyses and use of climate data to boost resilience to climate impacts has been launched in Kenya. The tool was launched during the Enhancing National Climate Services workshop organised last month (16 March) by Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD) in collaboration with US-based International Research Institute for …

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Study aids climate forecasts of two African regions

By Nelson Mandela Ogema Researchers have used simulations — a step-by-step method on a computer to explore approximate behaviour — to predict different outcomes of changes in seasonal rainfall and temperature for west and southern Africa. According to researchers from South Africa-based University of Cape Town (UCT), forecasts of seasonal climate could help reduce disasters, …

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Mauritius gets online tool to measure GHG emissions

By Nasseem Ackbarally [PORT-LOUIS] Mauritius now has an online tool that allows policymakers and other users to evaluate and choose the best measures to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions. The tool, referred to as the Mauritius 2050 Pathways Calculator, is customised from the UK 2050 Pathways Calculator and can help users explore different scenarios of …

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El Niño rains could be double-edged sword for Kenya

By Gilbert Nakweya [NAIROBI] Kenya should take advantage of the predicted El Niño-related rainfall expected to peak this month and extend to early parts of 2016, according to meteorologists. Kenyan meteorologists say that although the rains will negatively impact on people and their livelihoods, the country should be prepared to reap the benefits of the …

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