Observed Climate Change and the Negligible Gloabl Effect of Greenhouse-gas Emission Limits in the State of New Mexico

By | February 20, 2019

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In this report, we review New Mexico’s long-term climate history and find little in the way of evidence that greenhouse gas build-up in the atmosphere has altered New Mexico’s climate. Instead of long-term changes, short-term variability dominates the state’s average temperature, precipitation, and drought frequency. Current temperatures are similar to ones observed at the end of the 19th century—more than 100 years ago.