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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 Megan Kimble on August 3, 2012

Earlier this summer, I volunteered at the 2012 International Conference on Climate Adaptation  hosted by the University of...

Posted by Sarah LeRoy on July 27, 2012

Sweltering heat and extreme drought has been wreaking havoc on the U.S. over the past few months, resulting in wilted crops and record wildfires. January to June was the warmest first half of the...

Posted by Erica Bigio on July 13, 2012

Wildfires have been raging over the past two months throughout the Rocky Mountains, with the most recent of the devastating fires occurring in Idaho, Wyoming and Montana.  Several fires have...

Posted by Sarah LeRoy on July 6, 2012

What science is needed to meet the climate challenge in the Southwest? What science solutions are necessary to help managers solve problems? These questions were posed to a large group of...

Posted by Zack Guido on June 29, 2012

So far so good: the monsoon in southern Arizona is off to a vigorous start. An early onset had been predicted by several monsoon forecasts, which also call for an above-average July and September...

Posted by Connie Woodhouse on June 19, 2012

What will this summer’s monsoon season be like? We ended up with an above-average monsoon season in Tucson last year, thanks to a late season storm, but before that, the last year with above...

Posted by Sarah LeRoy on June 11, 2012

Rights to water from the Colorado River were allocated to seven states in the Southwest in 1922 based on a period of high streamflow. Streamflow over the previous few decades that provided the...

Posted by Sarah LeRoy on June 1, 2012

This week, the University of Arizona in Tucson hosted the 2nd International Conference on Climate Adaptation. Presenters...

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Posted by Theresa Crimmins on May 23, 2012

If you’ve been following the news this past spring, you’ve undoubtedly learned that spring came remarkably early in much of the U.S., marked by record-breaking temperatures and plant...

Posted by Echo Surina on May 11, 2012

I know of this incredible guy, Dave. In fact, you may have read his blog here last week. If you haven’t, check it...