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Factsheet: Rapidly growing Chennai submerged by rare extreme rainfall event-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Factsheet: Rapidly growing Chennai submerged by rare extreme rainfall event

This factsheet, from the Raising Risk Awareness initiative, examines the impacts of the 1 December 2015 flood in Chennai

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Science summary: Heat wave in Phalodi, India, 19 May 2016-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Science summary: Heat wave in Phalodi, India, 19 May 2016

On Thursday 19 May 2016, India experienced an all-time record high temperature for any calendar day. The high temperature reached 51°C in the city of Phalodi in the Jodhpur district of the state of Rajasthan. The Raising Risk Awareness project studied whether human-induced climate change had any role to play in the extreme weather

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Science summary: The heavy precipitation event in Chennai, India, 1 December 2015-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Science summary: The heavy precipitation event in Chennai, India, 1 December 2015

A relentless downpour pounded Tamil Nadu’s capital city of Chennai on 1 December 2015, flooding and submerging one of India’s largest cities. The Raising Risk Awareness initiative assessed whether it could in part be attributed to human emissions of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and related climate change

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Ethiopia

Science summary: The drought in Ethiopia, 2015-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Science summary: The drought in Ethiopia, 2015

As part of the Raising Risk Awareness initiative, a partnership of scientists have conducted an analysis to determine whether climate change played a role in the 2015 drought in Ethiopia

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Kenya

Policy brief: The 2016/2017 drought in Kenya-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Policy brief: The 2016/2017 drought in Kenya

This policy brief, presented as part of the Raising Risk Awareness initiative, concludes that, from the climate science perspective, results show the 2016-17 drought is less severe than the 2010-11 drought in Lamu, while in Marsabit they are comparable

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Science summary: The drought in Kenya, 2016–2017-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Science summary: The drought in Kenya, 2016–2017

Scientists with the World Weather Attribution (WWA) partnership have conducted a real-time attribution analysis to see whether and to what extent human-induced climate change has played a role in the 2016-2017 drought in Kenya

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Global

Learning from Raising Risk Awareness-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Learning from Raising Risk Awareness

Artist Jorge Martin captures the learnings from the Raising Risk Awareness workshop in a digitized graphic, illustrating the importance of engaging policy makers on disaster risk reduction

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Unscrambling climate and weather information-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Unscrambling climate and weather information

This factsheet provides tips for integrating climate and weather information into development projects

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Infographic: Making informed decisions to prepare for extreme weather events-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Infographic: Making informed decisions to prepare for extreme weather events

This infographic sets out why attributing extreme weather events is critical and how the process works

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Infographic: Making informed decisions to prepare for extreme weather events (individual graphics)-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Infographic: Making informed decisions to prepare for extreme weather events (individual graphics)

This resource presents individual graphics that help explain the Raising Risk Awareness initiative and the importance of extreme weather attribution

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Ethiopia

Infographic: Making informed decisions to prepare for extreme weather events (Amharic version)-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Infographic: Making informed decisions to prepare for extreme weather events (Amharic version)

Here, Raising Risk Awareness presents the Amharic version of an infographic which sets out why attributing extreme weather events is critical and how the process works

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India

Infographic: Making informed decisions to prepare for extreme weather events (Hindi version)-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Infographic: Making informed decisions to prepare for extreme weather events (Hindi version)

This Hindi infographic sets out why attributing extreme weather events is critical and how the process works.

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Infographic: Making informed decisions to prepare for extreme weather events - India case studies-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Infographic: Making informed decisions to prepare for extreme weather events - India case studies

This infographic sets out why attributing extreme weather events is critical and how the process works, featuring examples of the Chennai and Phalodi case studies

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Kenya

Infographic: Making informed decisions to prepare for extreme weather events (Swahili version)-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Infographic: Making informed decisions to prepare for extreme weather events (Swahili version)

This infographic sets out, in Swahili, why attributing extreme weather events is critical and how the process works

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Global

Presentation: Communicating climate science for disaster risk reduction decision-making-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Presentation: Communicating climate science for disaster risk reduction decision-making

This presentation outlines a holistic assessment of risk that takes into account the hazard, vulnerability and exposure context to effectively inform decision-making in disaster risk reduction.

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Film: Collaboration for decision-making in attribution science-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Film: Collaboration for decision-making in attribution science

This short film, from the Raising Risk Awareness initiative, explains the need for collaboration in attribution science, to assist decision-making in reducing the impacts of an extreme weather event.

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Presentation: Making informed decisions to prepare for extreme weather events-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Presentation: Making informed decisions to prepare for extreme weather events

This presentation explains the process behind attribution science and provides information on the Raising Risk Awareness initiative.

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Film: Attributing extreme weather events-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Film: Attributing extreme weather events

What if we could better prepare for hazards like flooding and heat waves by understanding the changing risks of extreme weather events? This short film, from the Raising Risk Awareness initiative explains the process behind attribution science and its importance in preparing for the future

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Film: Introducing Raising Risk Awareness-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Film: Introducing Raising Risk Awareness

This short film introduces the Raising Risk Awareness (RRA) initiative, which uses state-of-the-art science to help Asian and African societies to understand the role of climate change in extreme weather events and prepare for future ones

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Film: Explaining real-time extreme weather event attribution-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Film: Explaining real-time extreme weather event attribution

This video presents the method which can assess the fraction of attributable risk of a severe weather event due to an external driver in real-time

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Film: Aerosols – How they affect atmospheric warming-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Film: Aerosols – How they affect atmospheric warming

This short film, from the Raising Risk Awareness initiative, looks at how aerosols affect atmospheric warming

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Webinar: Raising risk awareness through extreme event attribution-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Webinar: Raising risk awareness through extreme event attribution

This webinar discusses the Raising Risk Awareness (RRA) initiative, which uses the latest science to assess whether climate change has contributed to extreme weather events such as droughts, floods and heatwaves in several countries across East Africa and South Asia

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Ethiopia

Film: Attributing extreme weather events (Amharic version)-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Film: Attributing extreme weather events (Amharic version)

This short film, presented in Amharic, explains the process behind attribution science and its importance in preparing for the future.

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India

Film: Attributing extreme weather events (Hindi version)-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Film: Attributing extreme weather events (Hindi version)

This short film, presented in Hindi, explains the process behind attribution science and its importance in preparing for the future.

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Film: Aerosols – How they affect atmospheric warming (Hindi version)-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Film: Aerosols – How they affect atmospheric warming (Hindi version)

This short film, from the Raising Risk Awareness initiative, looks at how aerosols affect atmospheric warming.

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Presentation: What’s behind the record rainfall in Chennai, India?-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Presentation: What’s behind the record rainfall in Chennai, India?

Download this presentation to find out more about the record rainfall in Chennai, climate science attribution and the Raising Risk Awareness initiative.

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Kenya

Film: Attributing extreme weather events (Swahili version)-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Film: Attributing extreme weather events (Swahili version)

What if we could better prepare for hazards like flooding and heat waves by understanding the changing risks of extreme weather events? This short film, from the Raising Risk Awareness initiative explains the process behind attribution science and its importance in preparing for the future.

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Presentation: Kenya’s drought analysis-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Presentation: Kenya’s drought analysis

Here, we share a presentation from the Kenya Meteorological Department, which provides an analysis of Kenya’s 2016/2017 drought.

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Ethiopia

Sourcing water in Ethiopia-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Sourcing water in Ethiopia

This image shows people crowding around a well in the Moyale zone in Ethiopia’s Oromiya region.

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Queuing for water-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Queuing for water

Image of women queuing for water

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Weathering a microburst-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Weathering a microburst

This image shows women weathering the microburst in Ber’aano Woreda in Somali region of Ethiopia

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Children playing in a microburst in Ethiopia-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Children playing in a microburst in Ethiopia

This image is of children playing in a microburst in Ethiopia

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Image of Harar, Ethiopia-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Image of Harar, Ethiopia

This image shows Harar in Ethiopia after rain.

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Aerial image of Ethiopia-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Aerial image of Ethiopia

Aerial image of the Southwest Arabian Peninsula, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Ethiopia

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A girl stands on the banks of Lake Tana-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

A girl stands on the banks of Lake Tana

This image shows a girl after heavy rains, Ethiopia

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Image of an Ethiopian farmer-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report


Image of an Ethiopian farmer

This image shows an Ethiopian farmer working in her fields

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Image of Harar, Ethiopia-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Image of Harar, Ethiopia

This image shows Harar in Ethiopia after rain

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Image of farmers sorting tomatoes-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Image of farmers sorting tomatoes

This image shows farmers sorting tomatoes in Ethiopia

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Image of a water tank truck, Ethiopia-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Image of a water tank truck, Ethiopia

Image of a water tank truck, the regions only, in the drought-stricken zone of Moyale in Ethiopia’s Oromiya region

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Farming during harvest season in the Main Ethiopian Rift-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Farming during harvest season in the Main Ethiopian Rift

A farming family during harvest season in the Main Ethiopian Rift

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India

Satellite image of tropical cyclone Mahasen-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Satellite image of tropical cyclone Mahasen

This shows a satellite image of Tropical Cyclone Mahasen in the Northern Indian Ocean

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Satellite image of tropical cyclone Mahasen in the Northern Indian Ocean-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Satellite image of tropical cyclone Mahasen in the Northern Indian Ocean

This shows a satellite image of Tropical Cyclone Mahasen in the Northern Indian Ocean

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Satellite image of tropical cyclone Imani-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Satellite image of tropical cyclone Imani

This shows a satellite image of tropical cyclone Imani in 2010 as it moved across the Southern Indian Ocean

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Image of a woman drawing water from a well in India-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Image of a woman drawing water from a well in India

This image shows a woman drawing water from a well in Ajmer, Rajasthan, India

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Women stand on the shore, Southern India-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Women stand on the shore, Southern India

This image shows women standing on the shore in Southern India

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Image of flood management, India-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Image of flood management, India

This image shows the Integrated Flood and River Bank Erosion Risk Management Investment program, funded by Asian Development Bank, which has given the villagers of Brahmaputra, Guwahati, Assam confidence to live and work in the area

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Working on flood management, India-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Working on flood management, India

This image shows workers of the Integrated Flood and River Bank Erosion Risk Management Investment program, funded by Asian Development Bank, which has given the villagers of Brahmaputra, Guwahati, Assam confidence to live and work in the area

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Building flood defences, India-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Building flood defences, India

This image shows workers of the Integrated Flood and River Bank Erosion Risk Management Investment program, funded by Asian Development Bank, which has given the villagers of Brahmaputra, Guwahati, Assam confidence to live and work in the area

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Woman surveys a grounded oil tanker, Chennai-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Woman surveys a grounded oil tanker, Chennai

This image shows a woman surveying a grounded oil tanker after tropical cyclone Nilam

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Managing flood risk, India-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Managing flood risk, India

In this image, workers fill and carry sand filled geo bags for loading on boats. The bags will be pitched on the banks of the river as a part of the Integrated Flood and River Bank Erosion Risk Management Investment program funded by the Asian Development Bank. The project has given the villagers of Brahmaputra, Guwahati, Assam confidence to live and work in the area

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Tropical cyclone Nilam’s aftermath-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Tropical cyclone Nilam’s aftermath

This image shows a tanker, Prathibha Cauvery, which dragged anchor and was pushed aground at the Besant Nagar beach, in South Chennai, by strong wind brought by cyclone Nilam on October 31st 2012.

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Irrigation project in Tamil Nadu-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Irrigation project in Tamil Nadu

This image shows an irrigation project in Tamil Nadu

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Kenya

Digging for water in a dry riverbed, Kenya-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Digging for water in a dry riverbed, Kenya

A man digs for water in a dry riverbed, in Kenya’s Eastern province.

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Livestock farmer in Marsabit-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Livestock farmer in Marsabit

This image shows a livestock farmer in Marsabit, Northern Kenya

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Digging for drinking water, Kenya-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report


Digging for drinking water, Kenya

This image shows a woman scooping water in a dry riverbed near Kataboi village in remote Turkana in northern Kenya

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Image of irrigation in Kenya-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Image of irrigation in Kenya

This image shows an irrigation scheme in the dry region of Isiolo in Kenya

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A farmer at work, Kenya-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

A farmer at work, Kenya

This image shows a farmer at work in the arid and dry region of Isiolo in Kenya

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Irrigation in Isiolo, Kenya-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Irrigation in Isiolo, Kenya

In the arid and dry region of Isiolo in Kenya, a new irrigation scheme is helping communities to learn and adopt new ways and to find an alternative to livestock keeping in order to diversify sources of income to attain self-reliance and resilience to recurring droughts

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Image of a dry region in Kenya-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Image of a dry region in Kenya

This image shows women collecting firewood in a dry region in Kenya

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Image of a well in Northern Kenya-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Image of a well in Northern Kenya

This image shows men retrieving water from a well in Northern Kenya

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Transporting water, Kenya-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Transporting water, Kenya

This image shows a woman transporting water in Kenya.

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