2012 Reenergize the Americas 4B: Jon Barela

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2012 Reenergize the Americas 4B: Jon Barela

  1. 1. Current Global Water Stress 1
  2. 2. Climate Changes will Impact Temperatures, Precipitation, Evapotranspiration, and RunoffNat. Geo. April 2009 from IPCC Mid-latitude population belt will be strongly affected 2
  3. 3. Changes in Water Availability are Impacting Watersheds and Associated EcosystemsCurrent trends show that the number, size, and severity of wildland fires has grown significantly over the past four decades .. ... Two sources contribute: forest management practices and climate change 3
  4. 4. Southwest Precipitation Patterns Based on Tree Ring Data10% change in precipitation is a 20% change in runoff! 4
  5. 5. The U.S has Made Two Major Energy Transitions Can New Mexico lead the Next Transition?NM Energy – 1st Solar, 12th Wind, 5th NG, 5th Oil, 13th Coal, Uranium, Geothermal, 41st in hydropower Major Energy Transitions 100% 90% 80% 70% Renewables Nuclear 60% Gas 50% Oil Hydro 40% Coal 30% Wood 20% 10% 0% 1850 1880 1910 1940 1970 2000 Source: Energy Information Administration 5 5

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