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A podcast about how climate change is transforming New Mexico. And what the hell we should do about it.

Hot and Dry Podcast Cally Carswell & Collin Haffey

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A podcast about how climate change is transforming New Mexico. And what the hell we should do about it.

    The 2019 legislative session is a wrap!

    The 2019 legislative session is a wrap!

    What did the New Mexico legislature accomplish on climate in 2019? And what's next?

    • 30 min
    What's up with our water supply? With Laura Paskus.

    What's up with our water supply? With Laura Paskus.

    In this week's episode, we sit down with journalist Laura Paskus to celebrate the snowpack, bemoan the dry, dry ground it will melt into this spring, and consider how freaked out we should be about our too-close-to-empty reservoirs.

    • 40 min
    Mo' Methane, Mo' Money

    Mo' Methane, Mo' Money

    New Mexico's leaders want to stop burnin' up money by wasting methane in the oil fields. Reducing methane waste is good for the climate too. Plus, Michael Cohen jokes!

    • 27 min
    Episode 3: The Energy Transition Act of 2019

    Episode 3: The Energy Transition Act of 2019

    This week we break down The Energy Transition Act, which would make New Mexico a national leader in renewable energy and shut down the San Juan Generating Station.

    • 30 min
    Episode 2: Cleanin' Up the Utility Man

    Episode 2: Cleanin' Up the Utility Man

    In this episode, we talk with Amy Miller and Noah Long about the steps New Mexico should take to power itself with carbon-free energy and get more electric cars on the road. We get some political intel from Ben Shelton about the prospects of clean energy legislation at the Roundhouse this year. And we officially declare 2019 the Hot Dog Winter! You'll have to listen to understand why ...

    • 26 min
    Episode 1: A New Environmental Agenda For New Mexico

    Episode 1: A New Environmental Agenda For New Mexico

    Our first episode!!

    Cally talks with Denise Fort and Carol Romero Wirth, two people who've they’ve spent the last eight months talking to a bunch of different people and working on an environmental agenda white paper for New Mexico.

    In our science explainer, we discuss the most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report and what climate change means for New Mexico.

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    Links:
    White paper developed be Carol, Denise, and others: https://sites.google.com/view/environmentalagendanm/home

    Here is a link to the presentation that Dr. David Gutzler (Univ. of New Mexico) gave to the House House Energy, Environment and Natural Resources on Jan 17. The exchange we reference starts at about 10:03:30 on the recording. The whole thing is worth a listen. http://sg001-harmony.sliq.net/00293/Harmony/en/PowerBrowser/PowerBrowserV2/20190117/-1/61759

    Here is the link to the most recent IPCC special report on how to limit our warming to 1.5 or 2 degrees Celius: https://www.ipcc.ch/sr15/

    and a link to the US National Climate Assessment that looks at the impacts of climate change in the United States: https://nca2018.globalchange.gov

    and lastly, a link to a NY Times article on a recent paper published in Science about how ocean temperatures are warming faster than expected: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/10/climate/ocean-warming-climate-change.html

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

DaveDaFarrier ,

Important topic and great first effort

Looking forward to seeing where this podcast goes. Boots on the ground take on climate change. Staying tuned.

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