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Southwest Climate Blog

The Southwest Climate Blog, a new feature of the Southwest Climate Change Network Web site, will explore challenges that experts and community members in the region face in trying to understand climate variability and change and make informed decisions.

Posted by Sarah LeRoy on July 8, 2013

Climate change could substantially impact the energy system in the Southwest through less efficient power generation, reduced electricity distribution, and threats to energy infrastructure—...

Posted by Sarah LeRoy on June 25, 2013

The monsoon officially started on June 15, according to the current definition implemented in 2008 (see feature...

Posted by Sarah LeRoy on June 6, 2013

The fifteenth chapter of the Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States, entitled “Human Health”, explores the...

Posted by Sarah LeRoy on May 22, 2013

In our last blog, Gregg Garfin introduced the Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States. This week,...

Posted by Gregg Garfin on May 10, 2013

Over 100 colleagues and I recently published a wide-ranging assessment of the implications of climate change for the Southwest.  The book, ...

Posted by Julie Brugger on April 18, 2013

This blog is the second in a two-part series about using feedback from rural Arizonans to improve climate change adaptation research in the region.

In my last blog, I wrote that...

Posted by Julie Brugger on April 11, 2013

This blog is the first in a two-part series about using feedback from rural Arizonans to improve climate change adaptation research in the region.

As physical scientists help us...

Posted by Jonathan Overpeck on March 19, 2013

My colleague Mike Dettinger (@Mdettinger, for twitter fans interested in his vast climate and hydrology knowledge) sent me a twitter query today, and...

Posted by Sarah LeRoy on March 1, 2013

The Colorado River, as many Southwesterners know, quenches the thirst of millions of people in several states. Many also are aware that the river is over-allocated, with more water designated to...

Posted by Sarah LeRoy on February 4, 2013

In this month’s Southwest Climate Podcast, Mike Crimmins, a climatologist at the University of Arizona and regular blog...