CoPIRG hosts webinar to discuss Colorado's changing weather

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Gina Goldenberg
Creative Associate

Author: Gina Goldenberg

Creative Associate

Started on staff: 2021
B.A., magna cum laude and Sigma Theta Delta, Wake Forest University

Gina writes, edits and designs materials for the PIRG state groups. Gina lives in Boston where she enjoys reading, running and spending time with friends.

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."

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Photo: CoPIRG Executive Director Danny Katz and meteorologists Mike Nelson, Dave Fraser and Kathy Sabine talk about the implications of climate change on Colorado's weather. Credit: Staff

Gina Goldenberg
Creative Associate

Author: Gina Goldenberg

Creative Associate

Started on staff: 2021
B.A., magna cum laude and Sigma Theta Delta, Wake Forest University

Gina writes, edits and designs materials for the PIRG state groups. Gina lives in Boston where she enjoys reading, running and spending time with friends.