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Main Title A great aridness : climate change and the future of the American southwest /
Author DeBuys, William Eno.
Publisher Oxford University Press,
Year Published 2011
OCLC Number 709682910
ISBN 9780199778928; 0199778922
Subjects Climatic changes--Southwest, New. ; Water-supply--Effect of global warming on--Southwest, New. ; Droughts--Southwest, New. ; Southwest, New--Environmental conditions.
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EOAM  QC903.2.U6D43 2011 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 11/05/2012
Collation xii, 369 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
High blue : the great downshift of dryness -- Oracle : global-change-type drought -- Sand Canyon : vanishing acts -- Janos : a mirror in time -- Lava Falls : the blood of oasis civilization -- The canal at river's end : thirsty Arizona -- Highway 79 revisited : "mega" trends in the Sun Corridor -- Apache Pass : crossing the line -- Mogollon Plateau : fires present and future -- Mt. Graham : the biopolitics of change -- Hawikku : welcome to the Anthropocene. With its soaring azure sky and stark landscapes, the American Southwest is one of the most hauntingly beautiful regions on earth. Yet staggering population growth, combined with the intensifying effects of climate change, is driving the oasis-based society close to the brink of a Dust-Bowl-scale catastrophe.