I was in my second year studying chemical engineering when I first understood the magnitude of our current climate crisis. I will never forget the moment when my professor sternly told us that in the next 50 years, wars will not be fought for oil, but for water.

Here in water-scarce New Mexico, our future is on the line, especially if we let greedy companies like Enchant Energy get their way.

Climate change is already increasing water scarcity in our state. The Union of Concerned Scientists calculates that the volume of the Southwest’s major waterways decreased by over a third between 2001 and 2010 from 20th century averages. The National Climate Assessment projects less precipitation and more consecutive dry days for New Mexico in the upcoming years, too.

Read the full article at the Albuquerque Journal.

Josue De Luna Navarro is the New Mexico Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies.

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