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Most climate scientists agree the warming trend that has prevailed in Tucson and worldwide since the 1980s and ’90s is largely if not completely caused by heat-trapping greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere from the burning of oil, coal and other fossil fuels.
Agrivoltaics could result in more food, more energy, lower water demand, lower carbon emissions, and more prosperous rural communities, says an Oregon State University researcher. He plans to build a farm to prove the point.
A recently released University of Arizona study wanted to see what kind of an impact a one-time 20% reduction in water would have on Graham and Greenlee counties and the picture that emerged is not a pretty one, not only for the farmers and ranchers, but for the communities in which they live.
A person can survive 30 days (or more) without food, 3 days without water, and 3 minutes without air. The latest climate research indicates all three will be in short supply as average temperatures on Earth increase.
It's been an incredible year for weather records here in Phoenix.
Trees store information about climatic conditions in the rings they lay down each year. Dendrochronology — the science of studying these rings — allows scientists to learn about the ancient climate on Earth.
The ancient people of western Utah’s Danger Cave lived well. They ate freshwater fish, ducks and other small game, according to detritus they left behind. They had a lush lakeside view with cattails, bulrushes and water-loving willows adorning the marshlands.
The University of Arizona's Earyn McGee is one of Forbes' 30 Under 30 scientists to watch in 2021
To tens of thousands of fans, McGee is the "lizard lady." She's a science communicator and creator of the social media game #FindThatLizard—it's hard, thanks to camouflage! As a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Arizona, she researches the impacts of climate change on lizards in the Southwestern United States.
Ask a climate scientist how much the earth will warm as a result of the carbon dioxide we’re emitting right now, and the answer will be a range of temperatures: likely anywhere from 1 to 5 degrees Celsius.