The Effect of Climate Change On The Arizona Quadrat

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Anthony recently pointed out a new paper called “Dramatic Response of Montane Plants to Climate Change in the Southwest” by Brusca et al., available here. In that paper, the authors have done an interesting repeat of an earlier study. In the Brusca2013 study the authors report having done a new plant…

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I wonder where the plants were during the Medieval Warm Period?

From the University of Arizona Warming climate pushes plants up the mountain  Comparing plant communities today with a survey taken 50 years ago, University of Arizona-led research provides the first on-the-ground evidence for Southwestern plants being pushed to higher elevations by an increasingly warmer and drier climate In a rare opportunity to directly compare plant…

The roadmap less traveled

Guest post by Chris Horner Information continues to flow in the struggle to bail out the Hockey Team, piecing together the relevant “context” to ClimateGate. This pursuit is of critical importance to the Team, and “the cause”, given the solemn vow that this missing context would explain ClimateGate away as something other than “the worst…

Models say a future shift of western USA to “drier stormier”

More of the “extreme events” meme… From the AGU weekly highlights Regional models expect drier, stormier western United States Key Points Statistically significant increases in western US future extreme winter precipitation Eight dynamically downscaled GCM simulations show generalized agreement Spatial pattern of changes in mean precip. is different than that of extremes As American southwestern…