Today in Thornton: “#ClimateChange is Water Change: #Colorado Update,” @ClimateReality #ActOnClimate

The presentation is this evening. I hope to see you there.

I need your help getting word out about my presentation, “Climate Change is Water Change: Colorado Update,” May 16th, 6:00 – 7:30 PM, Thornton Community Building, 2211 Eppinger Blvd.

Please click on this Facebook link and Like it or Share it with your network.

Please be sure to bring your children along. Mitigating the effects of the climate crisis is really for them. It is an existential threat for many species along with being the social justice movement of our time.

I will address three questions:

Should we act to mitigate climate change?
Can we and how can we mitigate climate change?
Will we act to mitigate climate change and what can we do?

The program is presented in conjunction with the Climate Reality Project.


Global warming drives more extreme rainfall

Summit County Citizens Voice

Summer rainstorm in the Rocky Mountains. @bberwyn photo.

New study pinpoints regional patterns in changes

Staff Report

Basic physics tells us a warmer atmosphere can hold more moisture, and that, at some point, that moisture will condense and fall as rain. That’s why climate scientists are certain that global warming will lead to more extreme rainfall, as has already been documented in various parts of the world the past few decades.

A new study now helps quantify the impact of warming and also reveals regional patterns that will help people prepare. According to the researchers with MIT and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, the most extreme rain events in most regions of the world will increase in intensity by 3 to 15 percent, depending on region, for every degree Celsius that the planet warms.

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A free-flowing High Line Canal – News on TAP

Denver Water sends water back to the canal for the first time in nearly four years.

Source: A free-flowing High Line Canal – News on TAP

Panel recommends Arizona drought declaration continue for umpteenth year

#ColoradoRiver #COriver

Arizona Water News

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It is, indisputably, the best weather show in Arizona all year.

Nothing against the fine work of Arizona’s TV weather forecasters and meteorologists, but the best two hours of weather analysis, climate analysis, near-term predictions, long-term predictions, precipitation, Colorado River flows and the various impacts of all of it is the report of the Governor’s Drought Interagency Coordinating Group.

On Tuesday, the panel of water-weather-climate-watershed experts concluded Arizona remains in a state of drought.

As they have consistently since 1999, the coordinating group’s members voted to make an official recommendation that a letter be sent to the Arizona Governor alerting him to that fact.

The recommendation will serve as the basis for an official drought declaration from Gov. Doug Ducey.

“Our outlook has improved and there have been a lot of proactive efforts to mitigate our (water) risks,” said Wendy Smith-Reeve of the Arizona Division of Emergency Management…

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