Southern Arizona is seeing higher temperatures for longer periods and more intense storms. Those are among the effects of climate change in a report last summer by the University of Arizona in Tuscon. Another study last summer published in the journal, Science, predicts Mojave County—home to four reservations—would suffer the state’s largest economic loss because of climate change. We’ll talk with tribal representatives and climate experts about how the climate trends are already affecting the deserts and arid high plains in the Southwest.
Phoebe Suina (San Felipe and Cochiti Pueblo) – owner of high water mark, project manager and environment specialist
Karletta Chief (Diné) – assistant professor and extension specialist in water for the University of Arizona
Break Music: Medicine Power (song) Joseph FireCrow (artist) Face the Music (album)