Regional Effects of Climate Change

The Rocky Mountain Climate Organization has a number of studies on the effects of climate change in Colorado.

 
September 22, 2016

The Rocky Mountain Climate Organization released two parallel reports on projected climate extremes, one covering Boulder County and the other Larimer County, both in Colorado. RMCO also released the results from the first phase of a similar analysis covering the entire Denver metro area.

The analyses show what could be an astonishing transformation of Colorado’s climate. With a continuation of current trends in heat-trapping emissions, by the middle of the century Denver could average 35 days a year 95 degrees or hotter. Boulder could average 38, and Fort Collins 24. By late in the century, Denver could average 77 days that hot, Boulder could average 75, and Fort Collins could average 58.

More data and studies available from Rocky Mountain Climate Organization.