And the latest summary of climate data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts that Arizona's climate will continue to warm, leading to rising temperatures, more intense wildfires and continued drought. Arizona already has an average of more than 50 dangerous hot days a year, the second highest in the nation. By 2050, Arizona is expected to have nearly 80 such days per year. Some Arizona counties will experience temperatures above 95 degrees for more than half of the year, according to the study's findings.
Over the past five decades (I'm not very old, but the data are), the local average temperature in summer has increased by 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees Celsius). There are now nine more days a year when Phoenix has a temperature higher than 110 degrees. And the average minimum of summer nights has risen by 5.5 degrees, offering less and less relief to Phoenix residents trying to stay in their homes in the desert. Air quality, worsened by wildfires, access to sufficient water and rising food prices also pose challenges that our grandparents didn't have to consider.
Climate change in Arizona encompasses the effects of climate change, attributed to man-made increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide, in the U.S. UU. It has been stated that Arizona will suffer more than most of the United States. due to climate change.
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Arizona has warmed by about two degrees (F) in the last century. Across the southwestern United States, heat waves are becoming more common and snow melts in early spring. In the coming decades, climate change is likely to decrease water flow in the Colorado River, threaten livestock health, increase the frequency and intensity of wildfires, and turn some grasslands into desert. By 2050, Arizona is expected to register 115 days of high-potential wildfire risk each year.
Similarly, as a study predicts, Arizona's main crops could decrease their yield by 12.2 percent for every degree centigrade of warming we allow to occur. This serious number of victims, which is due in part to the growing population of homelessness, particularly vulnerable, is also just a clear alarm about the threat posed by rising temperatures in Arizona. By 2050, the severity of the generalized summer drought is expected to more than triple in Arizona, the second largest increase behind Washington. Arizona is no stranger to the dangers of extreme heat, the deadliest climate-related phenomenon in the U.
Elected officials in Arizona must take immediate action to curb pollution caused by climate warming, increase resilience and protect the most vulnerable communities. ARIZONA, UNITED STATES According to research by ProPublica and Rhodium Group, six Arizona counties are in danger of becoming uninhabitable in the near future as a result of climate change. Arizona's other five counties face similar climate change problems, but at slightly lower intensities. It will be even more difficult when the state must reduce water deliveries from the Colorado River to Central Arizona through the Central Arizona Project, as required by the multi-state Drought Contingency Plan to manage historic drought conditions in the basin.
Climate change in Arizona encompasses the effects of climate change, attributed to man-made increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide, in the U. EDF's examination of local data reveals how harmful it will be to not act on the climate for Arizonans in specific parts of the state. Although the number of Americans who depend on the Colorado River for domestic water increases to about 40 million, global warming seems to be taking away part of the flows that feed their reservoirs. As in many other regions of the planet, Arizona's climate history is rapidly turning into water.
Arizona can sometimes see some humidity, but the highest view in the state doesn't touch the average humid spots in the eastern states. In Arizona, climate change is already worsening deadly heat waves, droughts and wildfires across the state. Similarly, rising temperatures are hurting many popular Arizona crops, such as wheat, corn, cotton, mint and alfalfa. Arizona climate experts agree with data showing that rising heat and wildfires put the state at special risk.