West Side Dems Panel Discussion
New Mexico – Challenges and Solutions
May 22, 2019
The predictions for climate change are indeed dire, according to our May 22 expert panel on Climate Change and its Impact on New Mexico.
Award-winning journalist and panelist, Laura Paskus, warned of the current anomaly of a full and gushing Rio Grande and said residents should not assume that we will experience this again in the future.
Former State Land Commissioner, Ray Powell, pointed out that the arid Southwest will be hit the hardest from the affects of climate change.
And Sustainability Officer for the City of Albuquerque’s Environmental Heath Department, Kelsey Radar, reported on the efforts by the city to help reduce the impact of fossil fuel energy.
The panel was moderated by Brittany Fallon of the Sierra Club who explained the importance of understanding climate change.
Related: A few days later, The New York Times reported that the Trump Administration is continuing its rollback of environmental regulations by ending the most significant federal effort to curb greenhouse-gas emissions, initiated during the Obama administration.
Trump Administration Hardens Its Attack on Climate Science
In a significant escalation, policymakers are seeking to undermine or discard research showing the most dire risks of inaction on climate change.