Drying in Southwest U.S. linked to warming in Greenland

Julia Cole

Published on January 29, 2010

Grand Canyon, Arizona

The Southwest U.S. dries out when Greenland warms and gets wet when Greenland cools, according to a new study of stalagmite cores co-authored by Julia Cole (2008) and her graduate student Jennifer Wagner. Predicted warming in Greenland means the Southwest can expect drying in the future, posing a huge problem for its growing population.