30 Years Later: Climate Change & Aquatic Species in Southwestern U.S.

Chris Norment (Environmental Science and Ecology) published a book chapter that helps to update a 30-year-old publication on the fight to preserve the threatened ecosystems of the North American deserts.

30 years ago, the University of Arizona Press published “Battle against Extinction,” which documented the fight to preserve the threatened biota and ecosystems of the North American deserts. The University of Chicago Press has brought the story of this fight up to date in “Standing between Life and Extinction: Ethics and Ecology of Conserving Aquatic Species in North American Deserts.”

Professor Chris Norment’s chapter, titled “Politics, Imagination, Ideology, and the Realms of Our Possible Futures,” explores how climate change, the “post-fact” environment, and ideology interact to affect the future of aquatic species and ecosystems in the Southwestern United States.

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