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At the Precipice By Laura Paskus

At the Precipice by Laura Paskus

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Laura Paskus has tracked the issues of climate change at both the state and federal levels. She shares the frightening truth, both in terms of what is happening in nature and what is not happening to counteract the mounting crisis.

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At the Precipice: New Mexico's Changing Climate by Laura Paskus

At the Precipice explores the question many of us have asked ourselves: what kind of world are we leaving to our children? The realities of climate change consume the media and keep us up at night worrying about the future. But in New Mexico and the larger Southwest, climate change has been silently wreaking havoc: average temperatures in the Upper Rio Grande Basin are increasing at double the global average; super fires like Las Conchas have devastated mountains; and sections of the Rio Grande are drying up.

Laura Paskus has tracked the issues of climate change at both the state and federal levels. She shares the frightening truth, both in terms of what is happening in nature and what is not happening to counteract the mounting crisis. She writes, "I wonder about the coming world. Which trees will grow, which birds will have survived...the door to that new world has opened. And there's no going back". And yet the history of the future has not yet been written - or has it?

At the Precipice Reviews

Paskus illuminates the devasting impacts of climate change on New Mexico. These lessons are important for all decision-makers in the American Southwest."--Bradley Udall, senior water and climate research scientist at the Colorado Water Institute

"As Laura Paskus makes clear, the stakes of climate change in the American Southwest couldn't be higher. Deeply reported and vividly written, At the Precipice is an important contribution to the literature of our reckless age."--Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

"Climate change is global, but it is also surely local. Paskus shares the science and her love for imperiled New Mexico in a way that brings this story to our own doorsteps."--John Fleck, coauthor of Science Be Dammed: How Ignoring Inconvenient Science Drained the Colorado River

About Laura Paskus

Laura Paskus is an environmental journalist and a correspondent whose work has been widely published. She is the producer of New Mexico In Focus's series "Our Land: New Mexico's Environmental Past, Present, and Future.

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NGR9780826359117
9780826359117
0826359116
At the Precipice: New Mexico's Changing Climate by Laura Paskus
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Paperback
University of New Mexico Press
2020-09-30
200
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