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Global Warming in the Southwest: Projections, Observations and Impacts

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045475
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048797
Year Published: 
2007
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Global warming will impact different regions and sectors in different ways, creating many losers and even a few winners around the world. Unfortunately, it looks like the Southwest will be on the losing side.

Losing water. Losing cool summer nights. Losing plant and animal species to changing climate patterns. Losing homes, forests, and Sonoran Desert to wildfires.

These are some of the impacts associated with the gains in temperature the Southwest has faced in recent decades— and is projected to continue experiencing for decades to come. The degree of the temperature rise will depend on whether society manages to curb the greenhouse gas emissions spurring on global warming.

Reference Information: 

Lenart, M. 2007. Global Warming in the Southwest: Projections, Observations and Impacts. Tucson, AZ: The Climate Assessment Project for the Southwest (CLIMAS) Institute for the Study of Planet Earth, University of Arizona. April.

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