Culture Series: What is Going on with Our Weather?
May 9, 7 p.m.
Dave DuBois, the State Climatologist for New Mexico; Director of the New Mexico Climate Center; and Associate College Professor at New Mexico State University, will give an update on the environmental indicators of climate change in New Mexico. Admission is free to this presentation in the Museum’s Theater.
Dr. DuBois says we have been seeing an increase in temperature of about 0.7°F per decade over the past 50 years across most of New Mexico. He will review the latest on climate change indicators across the state as of 2019 that include temperatures, drought, rainfall, extreme precipitation, winds, wildfires, growing season, and air quality. He will also look toward the future and discuss the latest climate scenarios for various locations in New Mexico and what that might look like to following generations with respect to agriculture.
Dr. DuBois provides climate information and education to policy makers, the agricultural community, industry, educators, and the public. In addition, he also gives numerous talks and holds workshops every year on topics covering climate, drought, air quality, and climate change. Dr. DuBois teaches and trains students in the Plant and Environmental Sciences Department at New Mexico State University and maintains an active research program in air quality and climate. He is also the New Mexico Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow state coordinator and looking for more volunteers to join. Although he is a native New Mexican, he grew up on a farm in rural southern New Jersey and collected weather data as a child. Dr. DuBois holds physics degrees from Rutgers and NMSU, and a doctorate in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Nevada Reno.