SW CSC Researcher Featured in Arizona Daily Sun
A new climate assessment for the City of Flagstaff projects warmer temperatures, shorter winters, less snow, and more wildfires in store for the region.
Dr. Allison Meadow, a scientist with the Institute of the Environment’s Climate Assessment for the Southwest Program, was part of the team which worked on the climate assessment. Meadow has also worked on projects for the Southwest CSC.
According to the Arizona Daily Sun, Flagstaff’s daily newspaper, the assessment will be part of the city’s Climate Adaptation and Action Plan. The aim is to prepare the region for climate changes, especially ones that will affect the local economy.
The Sun quotes Meadow as saying, “It’s a big deal to have to think about changing your local economy because agriculture isn’t going to work, or snow is going to be less plentiful.”
The city plans to release the Climate Adaptation Plan later this year.