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Union of Concerned Scientists tackle climate change impacts to New Mexico

New report from the Union of Concerned Scientists lays out impacts of climate change in New Mexico and offers policy suggestions on how to deal with the changes. Many of those policy changes, however, would require buy-in on climate from the Martinez administration and the New Mexico State Legislature.

Extreme weather and climate change

New map shows county-by-county data related to weather-related disasters such as severe rain events, floods, snow and ice storms, and drought.

Listen to Laura Paskus on KUNM’s call-in show

Laura Paskus appeared on KUNM's weekly call-in show Thursday to talk about New Mexico's changing climate. If you want to listen to the show, we have the link.

New book on the Pecos River, its place in history, and its future
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Patrick Dearen’s new book, Bitter Waters: The Struggles of the Pecos River, offers a good reminder of how complex New Mexico’s relationship is with water, its rivers, and its downstream neighbor.

Listen to Jeff Proctor on KUNM’s call-in show

Jeff Proctor of NMID's Justice Project appeared on KUNM's call-in show this morning to talk about the state of criminal justice in New Mexico. It was a great discussion. To listen to the show, we have the link to go to KUNM's call-in show page.

Help keep climate change reporting going
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Over the past several months, Laura Paskus has examined the impacts of warming on wildlife and water and analyzed whether the governor’s energy plan tackles the right issues or not. She’s also reported how the state Legislature cut funding for scientists studying drought and economic vulnerabilities. Did I mention she’s also creating a New Mexico climate map? Let's keep it going.