La Canoa Legacy Talks - At the Intersection of Cultural Heritage and Climate Change: A Call to Action
This lecture was part of the La Canoa lecture series presented by UNM's Center for Regional Studies and the National Hispanic Cultural Center.
Theresa Cárdenas discusses climate change and how it has become one of the most significant and fastest growing threats to people and their cultural heritage worldwide. In particular, Cárdenas talks about the historic impact of climate change on cultural heritage in New Mexico. The impacts of climate change are damaging infrastructure, ecosystems, and social systems that provide essential benefits and quality of life to communities. What does this mean for our lands and peoples of New Mexico? Is New Mexico prepared to face the unprecedented, systemic threat to people and their cultural heritage? Creating bridges and cooperation between experts and decision makers involved in the sectors of heritage, culture, and climate science is important to inspire and stimulate new approaches to taking climate action.
Cárdenas, Theresa. "La Canoa Legacy Talks - At the Intersection of Cultural Heritage and Climate Change: A Call to Action." (2019). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/crs_presentations/9