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Transboundary Issues: US - Mexico
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Marley Rm 230
Sergio Avila, Sky Island Alliance, Mark Briggs, U.S. Journalist, and Francisco Zamora, Sonoran Institute
Much of modern society’s experience of managing resources and protecting people and infrastructure has occurred during a period of relatively stable climate. In the most recent decades in the Southwest, we have observed a cascade of impacts associated with temperature increases, including changes in snow hydrology, in phenology, and in the severity of drought impacts. Projected future climate changes and impacts may lie outside the range of climate variation that we have observed and may have more serious consequences for society and the environment. Anticipating projected changes will allow society to identify response options across a range of vulnerabilities and manage the risks associated with projected climate changes. In the best possible cases, these actions or adaptations, may provide economic and other benefits to society. While the general focus of the course will be on impacts and responses in the arid Southwest (water, fire, species, ecosystems), speakers and panels will also discuss the philosophies and frameworks for advancing action and incorporation of adaptation planning at the regional, national and international scale.
***ALL SESSIONS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, AND WILL ALSO BE BROADCAST OVER THE INTERNET.
To access the presentations, please click on the appropriate link and follow the instructions.
For University of Arizona participants with Net ID- http://elluminate.oia.
For non University of Arizona participants- http://elluminate.oia.
Institute of the Environment
School of Natural Resources and the Environment