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Preparing For Climate Change In New Mexico

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KUNM Call In Show 4/21 8a: 

You probably noticed that this February and March were much warmer and drier than normal. In fact, this year New Mexico got only 12 percent of the rainfall it usually gets in March. The unusually warm weather prompted mountain snow to melt faster and earlier than usual, while winds whipped up wild fires, stripping land that then becomes vulnerable to flooding.

We'll look at how these patterns are connected to climate change and explore ways to minimize and prepare for the effects of climate change in New Mexico. We'd like to hear from you. Email callinshow@kunm.org or call in live during the show. 

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