Jonathan Overpeck weighs in on struggling southwest crop in the New York Times

Originally published: 
December, 2019

The famous green chiles grown in Hatch, New Mexico, are suffering from rising temperatures and drought produced by climate change. But a recent New York Times article reports that the problem is not as simple as moving the crops further north. SEAS Dean Jonathan Overpeck weighed in on the issue.

“It’s hard to say that you could just move to a cooler environment,” said Jonathan Overpeck, the dean of the School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan, who studied the Southwest when he held a similar post at the University of Arizona. “I just don’t think there’s an obvious place to move to grow our chile.”

Read the full story at the New York Times.