Associate Professor Nejem Raheem published an opinion piece in the New Hampshire Union Leader about the dangers droughts pose to communities, and the need for real leadership in order to mitigate their effects, which are intensifying due to climate change.
“I’ve been talking with people about politics all summer, mostly against my will. I’ve talked with environmentalists who don’t want to talk with loggers, and the reverse. Gun-owning rural folks who don’t want to talk to summer people from Boston. The divisive rhetoric is very compelling. We’ve seen it for years. We need to get past that and recognize that our neighbors are our allies, even if they’re not necessarily our friends. We need to realize that we’re all in this together.”