November 20, 2018

Episode 157: What Ice Age Plants Can Tell Us About Modern Climate Change

What Ice Age vegetation tells us about the dangers of climate change.

AZSCI Ice Age Plants The director of the Southwest Climate Adaptation Center in Tucson, Steven Jackson, believes vegetation from the ice age can tell us about looming dangers of modern climate change. (PHOTO: Alexander Leschionok/CC 4.0)

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What Ice Age Plants Can Tell Us About Modern Climate Change

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Episode 157: Steven Jackson, Director of the Southwest Climate Adaptation Center

Steven Jackson directs the Southwest Climate Adaptation Center in Tucson, and studies the sensitivity of vegetation to climate conditions. According to Jackson, the impact of modern climate change could rival what took place during the Ice Age, and the effects won't affect just a few countries or continents.

Steven Jackson spoke with Tim Swindle of the University of Arizona Lunar Planetary Lab.

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