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Issues & Answers Preview with Dr. Jonathan Overpeck: Drought Increases in the Southwest

Dr. Jonathan Overpeck


As part of an ongoing seminar series hosted by New Mexico State University, climate scientists are visiting Las Cruces to educate residents about the dangers climate change poses to New Mexico while presenting ways to combat the issue.

Dr. Jonathan Overpeck, climate scientist and dean at the University of Michigan's School for Environment and Sustainability, is the latest expert to visit the Mesilla Valley. 

Ovepeck recently spoke to hundreds at the Rio Grande Theatre about the effects of increased drought patterns in his presentation “Drought, Water Security, and Ecosystem Disruption – the Southwest Climate Challenge."

During his visit, Overpeck spoke with Michael Hernandez in the KRWG-TV studios for an upcoming episode of Issues and Answers: Citizen Science.

Michael Hernandez was a multimedia reporter for KRWG Public Media from late 2017 through early 2020. He continues to appear on KRWG-TV from time to time on our popular "EnviroMinute" segments, which feature conservation and citizen science issues in the region.