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Your view The science is crystal clear. We have fewer than 10 years to radically change our course or face the great consequences of our ongoing ecological destruction spanning from our extractive industries.
According to the 2018 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the world’s best scientists said we need to drastically move toward decarbonizing our energy economy if we want a habitable planet for our future generations.
By delaying any action on climate change and its immediate threat to our lives, we are working against our own futures.
The climate crisis is real and it is impacting the lives of everyday New Mexicans in real ways. Our communities have witnessed bigger wildfires, severe water droughts and weaker snow packs, all of which are threatening our way of life by depleting our water sources.
In fact, according to a report published by the Union of Concerned Scientists , New Mexico’s major water sources have seen a decrease of up to 37 percent, compared to the total average throughout the 20th century.
In many ways our communities feel cornered because they understand the need to address the climate crisis but are perpetually told our communities will perish unless we continue to bow down to extractive […]