Saturday, May 30, 2009

'Perfect storm' set of threats to Colorado River basin


UA professor Jonathan Overpeck ("Peck") told a Congressional panel that a "perfect storm" of population growth, drought and climate change threatens residents of the Colorado Basin [right, Colorado River basin. Credit, NOAA]

Peck told the House Subcommittee on Water and Power that two solutions are needed - one is mitigating climate change through reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the other is developing the capacity to adapt to climate variability and climate change in the future, especially drought in the Southwest.

[taken in part from the UA news release]

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