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  1. Essay

    US Investments in International Climate Research and Applications: reflections on contributions to interdisciplinary climate science and services, development, and adaptation

    Climate variability and change have long posed substantial challenges for social, economic and natural systems throughout the world. Incorporating information about climate fluctuations and their impacts is an...

    Lisa Farrow Vaughan, John Furlow, Wayne Higgins, Claudia Nierenberg and Roger Pulwarty

    Earth Perspectives 2014 1:23

    Published on: 17 June 2014

  2. Research article

    IRI Data Library: enhancing accessibility of climate knowledge

    Climate variability affects a broad swath of socio-economic sectors, and if it increases or the sector becomes overly-tuned to past or present climate conditions, climate variability becomes of increasing conc...

    M Benno Blumenthal, Michael Bell, John del Corral, Rémi Cousin and Igor Khomyakov

    Earth Perspectives 2014 1:19

    Published on: 17 June 2014

  3. Synthesis

    Climate and health in Africa

    This paper describes the work of the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) and its partners towards the development of climate services for the health sector in Africa; integrating res...

    Madeleine C Thomson, Simon Mason, Barbara Platzer, Abere Mihretie, Judy Omumbo, Gilma Mantilla, Pietro Ceccato, Michel Jancloes and Stephen Connor

    Earth Perspectives 2014 1:17

    Published on: 17 June 2014

  4. Research article

    Bridging critical gaps in climate services and applications in africa

    Sound climate risk management requires access to the best available decision-relevant climate information and the ability to use such information effectively. The availability and access of such information an...

    Tufa Dinku, Paul Block, Jessica Sharoff, Kinfe Hailemariam, Daniel Osgood, John del Corral, Rémi Cousin and Madeleine C Thomson

    Earth Perspectives 2014 1:15

    Published on: 17 June 2014

  5. Review

    The cost–greenhouse gas emission nexus for water distribution systems including the consideration of energy generating infrastructure: an integrated conceptual optimization framework and review of literature

    The increased release of greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions associated with human activities causing climate change is one of the most significant problems faced by human-kind. Water distribution systems (WDS), wh...

    Christopher S Stokes, Angus R Simpson and Holger R Maier

    Earth Perspectives 2014 1:9

    Published on: 23 May 2014

  6. Research article

    Water security and national water law in Mexico

    This article develop analyses water security in Mexico, a country where global environmental change requires social, political and economic actors to protect natural resources and ecosystem services in order t...

    Úrsula Oswald Spring

    Earth Perspectives 2014 1:7

    Published on: 6 March 2014

  7. Research article

    Assessing preferences regarding centralized and decentralized water infrastructure in post-earthquake Leogane, Haiti

    Though the benefits of centralized water systems (e.g. improved publichealth, environmental protection, streamlined operations, economy of scale, reliability) are well known, these systems are not always feasi...

    Heather C Galada, Franco A Montalto, Patrick L Gurian, Mimi Sheller, Tibebu B Ayalew and Stephen O'Connor

    Earth Perspectives 2014 1:5

    Published on: 12 February 2014

  8. Synthesis

    Groundwater scarcity and conflict – managing hotspots

    The link between water scarcity and public unrest is a close one. Groundwater is the only viable resource in most arid and semi-arid environments that can sustain rural and urban populations. Periodic drought ...

    Nicholas S Robins and James Fergusson

    Earth Perspectives 2014 1:6

    Published on: 12 February 2014

  9. Review

    The cost of living in the Anthropocene

    The most recent epoch, the Holocene, has been a period of relative environmental stability, allowing humans to develop agriculture and establish settlements, culminating in modern civilization. Human activitie...

    Michael R Gillings and Elizabeth L Hagan-Lawson

    Earth Perspectives 2014 1:2

    Published on: 12 February 2014

  10. Editorial


    Thomas Krafft, Michael Piasecki, Michael E Schaepman and Ghassem Asrar

    Earth Perspectives 2014 1:1

    Published on: 12 February 2014

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Earth Perspectives 2014 1:25

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