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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 Jonathan Overpeck on September 23, 2010

Recently, a colleague (Brad Udall, University of Colorado) and I wrote a short overview of climate change in the West—based on peer-reviewed literature—that appeared in the journal...

Posted by Jonathan Overpeck on September 16, 2010

Even though it continues to be blown out of proportion, “climategate”—the saga of the stolen emails—just keeps coming up, primarily by folks who are pushing for us to...

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Posted by Zack Guido on August 24, 2010

Two days prior to leaving for the Andes Mountains of Bolivia, I had my vision tested by a testy optometrist. Once he found out I study the climate, I heard numerous vacuous arguments and twisted...

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Posted by Julia Cole on August 11, 2010

In a recent interview, I stated that a...

Posted by Zack Guido on August 2, 2010

Crackling thunder and pounding rain finally pelted my tin roof in downtown Tucson for the first time this summer on July 21, more than two weeks after the historical start date of the monsoon...

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Posted by Jonathan Overpeck on July 23, 2010

January though June, 2010 has been the warmest January-June period since 1880 according NASA and NOAA (see my last post). And the first decade of the 21st century (2000-2009) has been...

Posted by Jonathan Overpeck on July 13, 2010

After a relatively cool spring in the Southwest, we’ve switched to some above-normal temperatures in recent weeks, and the National Weather Service is predicting that this warm trend will...

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Posted by Zack Guido on July 6, 2010

I recently spoke with Dave Bertelsen about the effect of climate on flowering dates. Bertelsen is a local Tucsonan and a self-trained expert on botany in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson....

Posted by Jonathan Overpeck on March 16, 2010

Greetings. We’re happy to unveil the Southwest Climate Blog as a new feature on the Southwest Climate Change Network site. The goal of this blog is to spark more discussion of climate...