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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 February 8, 2012

Freshwater is a precious resource, especially in the arid and drought-prone Southwest. But what you may not know is that the biggest user of freshwater in the U.S. is not our everyday needs, or...

Posted by Jonathan Overpeck on January 30, 2012

Many may have already seen the video released by NASA last week, but just in case, here it is – an animation of how surface air temperatures have changed around the globe since 1880 (you can...

Posted by Jonathan Overpeck on January 13, 2012

Are you trying to decide which book to read next? Struggling to choose timely and relevant climate-related books out of the hundreds out there? Aching to learn about what’s under the hood of...

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Posted by Jonathan Overpeck on January 9, 2012

I hope everyone had a good holiday season. My family enjoyed a trip through the Colorado and Rio Grande river basins – from Tucson through northern Arizona and into southern Colorado, and...

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Posted by Sarah LeRoy on December 26, 2011

Two weeks ago in San Francisco, 30,000 scientists from all over the world gathered to present their research at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting...

Posted by Jonathan Overpeck on December 15, 2011

Lately, I’ve had a few folks ask me about the release of more stolen climate science email and what it means, especially with respect to the one or two of the emails that are appearing on...

Posted by Zack Guido on December 9, 2011

Fierce winds loaded with moisture blasted into the Southwest on December 18, 2010, leaving a drenched path in its wake. Rain and snow fell in epic proportions from southern California to southern...

Posted by Sarah LeRoy on November 30, 2011

Most people may have heard the news that ...

Posted by Cody Routson on November 21, 2011

Scientists have long known that megadroughts, droughts far more extreme than we have experienced during the last 100 years, have occurred from time to time in the Southwest. The 12th...

Posted by Sarah Truebe on November 10, 2011

It would be hard not to notice the beginning of winter this weekend, with windy gusts on Friday, rain last Friday/Monday, and very chilly temperatures throughout Arizona and New Mexico this week....