Southwest Climate Outlook August 2015August 20, 2015
After a record warm start to 2015, much of the Southwest cooled off in July, especially in Arizona. Southern Arizona and New Mexico recieved below-avreage precipitation, while portions of northern Arizona and New Mexico recieved above-average precipitation.
Minding the Climate GapAugust 19, 2015
By Paulina Jenney, Institute of the Environment
When UA geographer Margaret Wilder began researching the effects of climate change on minorities and people of low socioeconomic status several years ago, she found little data for her local community.
Knowing that southern Arizona and New Mexico have both an increasingly hot climate and high levels of poverty, Wilder wants to raise awareness about the unequal impacts of climate change on low-income populations, a concept known as the climate gap, so that social service providers, climate scientists, and others are better equipped to help vulnerable populations in the future.
August 2015 Southwest Climate PodcastAugust 18, 2015
CLIMAS staff Mike Crimmins and Zack Guido discuss the looming "el niño," what makes a monsoon "normal," and other current weather topics in this month's climate podcast.
Rethinking the Cost of Climate ChangeAugust 17, 2015
A methodology co-developed by a UA economist shows that nearer-term climate change could raise the average rate of economic growth in more affluent countries, while reducing the growth rate in poorer countries.