At the Precipice: New Mexico's Changing Climate


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University of New Mexico Press
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5.56 X 8.4 X 0.64 inches | 0.64 pounds

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About the Author

Laura Paskus is an environmental journalist and a correspondent whose work has been widely published. She is the producer of New Mexico In Focus's series Our Land: New Mexico's Environmental Past, Present, and Future.


With investigative journalistic precision and rhetorical verve, Laura Paskus's debut . . . traverses with clarity the past decade of environmental stewardship--or, more accurately, the lack thereof--in the Southwest.--Andrew Gun, Daily Lobo
An extraordinary, informative, and clarion call to action.--Midwest Book Review
For two decades she [Laura Paskus] has been sounding the alarm about the devastating effects that our massive input of carbon into the atmosphere will have on the Land of Enchantment.--Weekly Alibi
[Laura Paskus] has become one of the Southwest's foremost chroniclers of climate change and ecological collapse.--Nick Bowlin, High Country News
As Laura Paskus makes clear, the stakes of climate change in the American Southwest couldn't be higher. Deeply reported and vividly written, At the Precipice is an important contribution to the literature of our reckless age.--Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

Paskus illuminates the devasting impacts of climate change on New Mexico. These lessons are important for all decision-makers in the American Southwest.--Bradley Udall, senior water and climate research scientist at the Colorado Water Institute

Climate change is global, but it is also surely local. Paskus shares the science and her love for imperiled New Mexico in a way that brings this story to our own doorsteps.--John Fleck, coauthor of Science Be Dammed: How Ignoring Inconvenient Science Drained the Colorado River