Native American tribes and climate change

Impacts from climate change are increasingly apparent in the southwestern United States, and Sandoval County in New Mexico, home to the Pueblo of Jemez, is no exception. Over the last 100 years, temperatures have increased throughout the state, with summer temperatures increasing twice as fast as winter temperatures. This warming trend, especially apparent in the Jemez Mountains, is expected to continue and will place regional ecosystems under increasing stress. Mean precipitation levels have decreased as well, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) projects that this trend will also continue. Learn more by reading this.


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