Newsroom & Events

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  • Two-page fact sheets of each chapter can be found under 'Findings' or in 'Chapter Jumper' at Left.
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National Climate Assessment

The National Climate Assessment website ( was recently updated with web versions of the Climate Science Appendix and the Frequently Asked Questions.  The web versions look really fantastic and make the content even more accessible to readers and educators.  Also, the Infrastructure, Transportation, and Energy portion of the National Climate Assessment Highlights document was just added to the set of... More

Draft Climate and Health Assessment

The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) released a draft of "Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment" for a 60-day public comment period. Visit for more information, to download a copy of the draft report, and to provide comments. Comments are due by 12 pm EDT on Monday, June 8, 2015.

Island Press eBook Sale!

Island Press is having a HUGE ebook sale through Sunday! Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest U.S. is only $7.99!

The National Climate Assessment - "Ask Me Anything" on Reddit with Kathy Jacobs and UA Authors

On Friday, May 9 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PMKathy Jacobs, director of the National Climate Assessment and director of the UA’s Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions, Gregg Garfin, lead author of the Southwest portion of the NCA and Assistant Professor in the UA’s School of Natural Resources and the... More

Third National Climate Assessment Released!

The third National Climate Assessment (NCA), released today by the White House and the U.S. Global Change Research Program, informs U.S. citizens, communities, and businesses on the science of climate change, observed and projected changes, and impacts across the country. Written by more than 240 authors, including seven from the University of Arizona, the report is the most comprehensive national effort to assess the science and effects of climate change in the U.S. 

Assessment... More

The National Climate Assessment - A Panel Discussion
Room 105, McClelland Park, University of Arizona campus, 650 N. Park Ave.

On Thursday, May 8 at 7:00PM in McClelland Park Room 105, the University of Arizona's Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions (CCASS) will host a panel to discuss the National Climate Assessment report.

The National Climate Assessment report, to be released May 6, delivers to the U.S. Congress and the President the latest policy-... More

Current challenges facing southwestern tribes in confronting climate change 07/26/2013 - 7pm
Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ

Speaker: Dr. Margaret Hiza-Redsteer (Convening Lead Author, Chapter 17)

Title: Current challenges facing southwestern tribes in confronting climate change

Description: An overwhelming scientific consensus has emerged in recent decades that human activities are causing considerable changes to our climate. Among the changes already observed are higher temperatures, altered timing and amount of stream flow in our rivers, warming... More

University of Arizona Press Release

University of Arizona Researchers Contribute to Analysis of Region’s Climate Future

TUCSON, AZ, (May 2, 2013) – In an era of increasing climate instability, the southwestern United States faces strained water resources, greater prevalence of tree-killing pests, and potentially significant alterations of agricultural infrastructure. These threats and challenges as well as others are detailed a new book... More

Climate Change in the Tucson Region: Sustainable Living or Abandoned Wasteland? 05/02/2013 - 7pm
University of Arizona Center for Creative Photography

How will the Tucson region be affected by climate change? What are you most concerned about? Come hear from the experts and get some answers! The newly released Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States (published by Island Press) is the most comprehensive synthesis ever of regional climate change, projected impacts, and solutions for society. This event, coinciding with... More


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