January 1, 2021 – This week, we continue our countdown of the top stories of 2020. Coming in at number 5 on this year’s list is climate change in New Mexico. From warming temperatures to water shortages, wildfires to a mysterious bird die-off this fall, no part of our state is untouched by our changing environment. Working journalists from across New Mexico join us on this special Line opinion panel to talk about the impacts and efforts to curb the damage moving forward. The panel also explores our number four story of 2020, the economy, which also took a big hit because of the virus and subsequent public health orders. (Note: our list of the top ten stories of 2020 is non-scientific and represents the thoughts of the New Mexico in Focus team, along with help and input from our panelists).
Host: Gene Grant
The Line Opinion Panel:
Dan Boyd, Albuquerque Journal Capitol Bureau Chief
Julie Ann Grimm, Santa Fe Reporter Editor & Publisher
Jessica Onsurez, Carlsbad Current Argus New Director
Andy Lyman, New Mexico Political Report