Green Desert: Climate changes to disrupt Southwest

Desert Sun: On Jan. 11, the National Climate Assessment Advisory Committee — a consortium of 13 federal agencies — released its third draft report on the impact of climate change on the U.S. As seems to be the rule with federal documents, it’s monstrously long, but fairly readable and the online table of contents is easy to navigate. I went directly to the section on the Southwest to see what’s in store for the desert. It’s unsettling reading. Snowpack and streamflow amounts are projected to decline, decreasing......

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