Daily Archives: July 18, 2009

Climate change impacts in our backyards:  the Southwest

New Mexico is under such severe drought this July that state politicians are appealing to the federal government for drought relief for seven counties.  Meanwhile, the rain that does fall occurs in strenuous downpours that damage agricultural crops.  Record-breaking drought … Continue reading

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Is climate change adding risks to beachgoing? (Beware riptides, jellyfish, sharks, & the “BLOB”)

Some items gleaned from recent news accounts suggest the question: are ocean warming and rising sea level acting as a threat multiplier for common beach hazards?

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