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News Release | Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center

One out of Two New Mexicans Live in Areas Hit by Recent Weather Disasters

After a year that saw many parts of the country hit by scorching heat, devastating wildfires, severe storms and record flooding, a new Environment New Mexico report documents how global warming could lead to certain extreme weather events becoming even more common or more severe in the future.  The report found that, already, one in two New Mexicans live in counties affected by federally declared weather-related disasters since 2006. 

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