Latest Jonathan Overpeck Stories

2010-06-25 10:03:56

The strategy, detailed in the journal Science, prepares people for a hotter and drier Southwestern U.S. through water conservation and the continued development of ways to harness energy from the sun, wind and Earth. Two prominent climate experts, including one from the University of Arizona, are calling for a "no-regrets" strategy for planning for a hotter and drier western North America. Their advice: use water conservatively and continue developing ways to harness energy from the sun, wind...

2009-06-16 13:39:48

A new report issued today by the U.S. Global Change Research Program outlines the extent of climate change around the U.S. and its effects not only at present but for the future as well.The report, which draws from an expansive body of science and written by more than two dozen researchers, including Jonathan Overpeck from The University of Arizona, covers the impacts of climate change on both societal and environmental areas of the country. It was reviewed publicly and by other scientists,...

2008-10-11 09:00:14

By TOM BEAL The University of Arizona has lured a researcher from her environmental post at Oxford University to help head up the newly created Institute for Environment and Society, which will replace the UA's Institute for the Study of Planet Earth. The hiring of Diana Liverman and the formation of the new institute are part of a university initiative to reinforce its standing at the forefront of environmental and climate-change studies and to link that science with the formulation of...

2008-10-10 00:00:19

Rain Bird(R), the leading manufacturer and provider of irrigation products and services and a lead sponsor of the 2008 WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition, set the tone for the 2nd day of the water-focused conference with the presenting of climatologist Dr. Jonathan Overpeck as the luncheon keynote speaker. As the director of the Institute for Environment and Society at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Ariz., and a lead author for the Nobel Peace Prize-winning United...

2006-10-14 17:23:09

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - The American West is becoming warmer faster on average than the rest of the world, a climate researcher says. "The West is warming dramatically," said Jonathan Overpeck, director of the Institute for the Study of Planet Earth at the University of Arizona. "Things are just going to get hotter. You can bet the farm on it." The West is 2 to 3 degrees warmer than its average annual temperature, calculated using more than 100 years of records, according to the National...

2006-03-23 15:55:00

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Miami would be a memory, Bangkok a soggy shadow of its former self and the Maldive Islands would vanish if melting polar ice keeps fueling a faster-than-expected rise in sea levels, scientists reported on Thursday. In an issue of the journal Science focusing on global warming, climate scientist Jonathan Overpeck of the University of Arizona reported that if global trends continue, Earth could ultimately see sea levels 20 feet higher than they are...

2006-02-07 09:47:30

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Scientists on Monday painted a gloomy picture of the effects of global warming on the Arctic, warning of melting ocean ice, rising oceans, thawed permafrost and forests susceptible to bugs and fire. "A lot of the stories you read make it sound like there's uncertainty," said Jonathan Overpeck, a professor of geosciences at the University of Arizona. "There's not uncertainty." The questions scientists continue to address, he said after his presentation at the Alaska...

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