The New Mexico Office of State Engineer (the water people) issued a report last week looking at climate change impacts and vulnerabilities. From the story by Tania Soussan and myself:
Global warming is likely to increase the risk of drought in New Mexico over the next century, and mountain snowpacks anywhere south of Santa Fe could be a thing of past by the late 21st century.
Those are among the conclusions in a new analysis by the state Engineer Office, which offers a detailed New Mexico perspective on the international scientific community’s latest projections of climate change induced by greenhouse gases.
Farmers, ranchers, wildlife and city water supplies could all suffer, according to the report.