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.
Last year, New Mexico state lawmakers set aside $100,000 to study the state’s water supply. But now, the funding is gone. Citing a drop in state revenue, the Legislature has pulled funding for the group—known as the New Mexico Universities Working Group on Water Supply Vulnerabilities.