Hotter and Drier: The West's Changed Climate

Comparing average temperatures in the last five years to 20th century averages, the West has experienced 70 percent more warming than the world as a whole. This report assesses impacts the West faces with rising temperatures and changes in precipitation levels and patterns. Chapters 6 and 7 provide an overview of mitigation actions to date (2008) and makes high-level recommendations for policymakers. Appendix A provides a 100-year analysis of warming for each of the 11 states in the West (1908-2007).

Publication Date: March 2008

Authors or Affiliated Users:

  • Stephen Saunders
  • Charles Montgomery
  • Tom Easley
  • Theo Spencer

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