How's the weather in Colorado? CoPIRG hosted a webinar with some of Colorado's top meteorologists to dig into that question.
On March 9, CoPIRG Executive Director Danny Katz joined meteorologists Mike Nelson, Dave Fraser and Kathy Sabine to discuss Colorado's changing weather patterns, why they're happening in the first place, and what consequences they could bring.
Colorado — known for its picturesque snowy mountains — isn't immune from the effects of climate change. The historic average for snowfall in the Denver area over the last century is 56.9 inches. But, if you look at the average of the last 30 years, that number drops to just 49 inches. Across the country, weather patterns are changing — and it's having a major impact on people's health, homes and livelihoods.
"The science is clear," said Danny. "Our climate is changing, we're starting to see more extreme weather, and it's predicted that we'll see more extreme weather moving forward."