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An interdisciplinary team from the University of Arizona has been awarded $100,000 by the National Park Service to assess how environmental stressors such as flooding and extreme heat impact monuments, historic sites and other cultural resources in the American West.
Dr. Philip C. Rosen has studied conservation biology and community ecology of amphibians and reptiles in the American Southwest since 1983, focusing on reptile ecology, aquatic species, deserts, grasslands, and urban environments. He has specialized in ranid frog, kinosternid turtle, and gartersnake conservation and ecology, urban amphibian distribution, ecology and conservation, translocation, and long-term monitoring and research in population and community ecology of desert reptiles.
UA Regents' Professor Diana Liverman is one of eight U.S. authors of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's new report on global warming.
So, what can governments around the globe do about climate change? What about the rest of us? And how can we avoid soul-crushing despair about the future of the planet?
A landmark report released Sunday from the world's top climate change group said "rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society" are required to ward off the worst impacts of global warming. Diana Liverman, a University of Arizona professor who was one of the authors of the report, said “we need to get to net zero emissions by 2050...