Record temperatures and the extreme weather we are experiencing in New Mexico and across the country dominate the news cycle.
Here in Albuquerque, we are stuck in a dangerous heat wave and avoiding the outdoors whenever possible. Last summer was New Mexico’s worst wildfire season to date and this year is predicted to be hotter and drier than previous summers. To top it off, climate scientists are warning that subsequent summers are going to be hotter and drier, meaning this dangerously hot summer may be the “coolest” summer for the rest of our lives.
New Mexico is at a critical juncture in addressing climate change. We need to use every tool in the toolbox to move as quickly as possible to reduce the pollution causing this harm to our environment. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s administration has proposed adoption of the Advanced Clean Cars and Clean Trucks Rules, which would require more electric vehicles and zero-emissions cars and trucks be available for purchase in our state, thereby reducing pollution from the transportation sector, the second greatest source of greenhouse gas emissions in NM.
Read the full story in the Albuquerque Journal.