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Can 365 Years of Climate History Help Prevent Crises in East Africa?

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For a long time, a majority of African countries have not been proactively mitigating the negative impact of drought and flood events. As a result, relief initiatives are often too late to stem the loss of lives and other social and economic impacts. To address this challenge, and assessing tree-based data from 1665 through 2014, scientists developed the TANA chronology, a historic dataset named after Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile River running through Ethiopia.

Guest Post: When It Comes To Information Always Take Shortcuts But Never Cut Corners

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Never confuse short-cuts (which maximize efficiency) with cutting corners (which is laziness that jeopardizes information integrity and increases risk).

When working with information systems, and just about everything else, there is a natural human desire to get more done with less effort. Some call this working smarter not harder. Others call it maximizing efficiency. I call it going to work every day in the real world.

The Sustainability Information Diet (SID): Less Text, More Video

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Announcement of upcoming plan for increasing sustainability awareness (globally) while addressing the issue of information overload, hence, a sustainabilty awareness diet (SID) that is mostly video and has four portions, two each month for February and March.  We start with the responses to the question, What Is Sustainabilty, by a variety of people from academia, business, a community organization, and a tribe on February 16, 2011.

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Announcement of upcoming plan for increasing sustainability awareness (globally) while addressing the issue of information overload, hence, a sustainabilty awareness diet (SID) that is mostly video and has four portions, two each month for February and March.  We start with the responses to the question, What Is Sustainabilty, by a variety of people from academia, business, a community organization, and a tribe on February 16, 2011.

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