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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 Jessica Conroy on April 27, 2011

Flying over Texas last weekend, I saw clouds of smoke at 30,000 feet. Texas is burning, with many fires, fueled by strong winds, destroying forests, houses, churches, and ranches all over the...

Posted by Zack Guido on April 15, 2011

I’ve been hearing about a couple of prickly mountain lions spotted in Sabino Canyon near Tucson, more frequent observations of birds with talons in cities, and increased javelina sightings...

Posted by Britain Eakin on April 8, 2011

With the Fukushima nuclear accident still fresh on people’s minds, and the Obama Administration set to vamp...

Posted by Jonathan Overpeck on April 2, 2011

“TOKYO – In the country that gave the world the word tsunami, the Japanese nuclear establishment has largely ignored the potential destruction that the...

Posted by Jessica Conroy on March 29, 2011

A blog post circulating around last week caught my attention. It suggested, based on new census data for Texas...

Posted by Jessica Conroy on March 21, 2011

Geoengineering—the deliberate, planetary-scale alteration of the earth system—is being proposed more and more frequently these days as a way of combating global warming (recent...

Posted by Jonathan Overpeck on March 14, 2011

Do you ever wonder what Westerners think about climate change, energy choices and broader conservation issues? I do, and I was thus quite interested in the results of a...

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Posted by Jessica Conroy on March 4, 2011

In a perspective published in Science last week, climate scientists Jonathan Overpeck, Gerald Meehl, Sandrine Bony, and...

Posted by Jessica Conroy on February 23, 2011

February’s cold snap in Tucson left many sad-looking prickly-pear cacti and thousands of burst pipes across the city. The anomalous cold temperatures we experienced in Tucson extended across...

Posted by Jonathan Overpeck on February 16, 2011

I was up in Phoenix last night to discuss climate change with a crowd of interested people up at the Arizona Historical Society Museum. It’s a nice place for a talk and discussion, and at...