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Grappling With Climate Change In New Mexico

Megan Kamerick
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  University Showcase, 12/21 8a: Climate change is not theoretical in New Mexico. It's here and already having serious impacts on our communities. Professor David Gutzler says we have no choice but to adapt and incorporate this reality into our policies statewide. 

Gutzler is a climatologist in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of New Mexico. He is the 2018 recipient of the Annual Community Engaged Research Lectureship Award.  The award honors scholars whose work is academically relevant but also affects the wider community.


David Gutzler

  Gutzler is a renowned scholar on climate science. His research on seasonal climate predictive ability regarding winter precipitation was incorporated into seasonal forecast predictions by the National Weather Service. He was also a lead author on the 2013 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 5th Assessment Report, a main source for the  2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change Mitigation.


He recently gave his talk, "The Science and Politics of Climate Change: Tales of a Turbulent System" as part of the lectureship award.





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Megan has been a journalist for 25 years and worked at business weeklies in San Antonio, New Orleans and Albuquerque. She first came to KUNM as a phone volunteer on the pledge drive in 2005. That led to volunteering on Women’s Focus, Weekend Edition and the Global Music Show. She was then hired as Morning Edition host in 2015, then the All Things Considered host in 2018. Megan was hired as News Director in 2021.