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July 24, 2014 | The Huffington Post

We should consider the possibility that climate change can fuel cooperation and not necessarily conflict, as many experts and policymakers have posited, UA researcher Diana Liverman writes in an op-ed.

July 24, 2014 | CLIMAS

In the July Southwest Climate Podcast, CLIMAS climate scientists Zack Guido and Mike Crimmins talk about the solid start to the monsoon, and seemingly inevitable monsoon breaks (like we just experienced). They also discuss the "inevitability" of this fickle El Niño event.

Measuring a tree
July 22, 2014 | UANews

The size and age of plants have more of an impact on their productivity than temperature and precipitation, according to a landmark study by UA professor Brian Enquist and postdoctoral researcher Sean Michaletz. The results have important implications for climate change models.

July 22, 2014 | CLIMAS

In this episode, the second in the 1075' – Shortage on the Colorado River series, UA experts Bonnie Colby, George Frisvold, and Kiyomi Morino discuss water supply and demand in the Colorado River Basin. This podcast explores stressors on the basin, how these stressors may change over time, and how these changes may affect management and behaviors across the Southwest.

July 21, 2014 | The New York Times

Arizona saw its third warmest June on record, and with forecasts pointing to the likelihood of an El Niño developing, global temperatures could be above-average, says UA climate scientist Jonathan Overpeck.


The University of Arizona’s Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, with financial support from the Institute of the Environment, has selected two UA faculty members to conduct environment-related research as Udall Center Fellows for 2013–2014.