Southwest to see more heat, water scarcity, fires and food insecurity

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Southwest to see more heat, water scarcity, fires and food insecurity

Climate report outlines challenges region will face
Already hard-hit by drought, wildfires and declining water supplies, the southwestern United States will continue to face those challenges – and new ones.
A sign shows the extreme heat in Phoenix in July 2017. Scientists say climate change is faster, more extensive and worse than they thought a quarter century ago.

Southwest to see more heat, water scarcity, fires and food insecurity

Already hard-hit by drought, wildfires and declining water supplies, the southwestern United States will continue to face those challenges – and new ones.
A sign shows the extreme heat in Phoenix in July 2017. Scientists say climate change is faster, more extensive and worse than they thought a quarter century ago.