In Brief: Colorado’s West Slope temps make it largest hot spot in Lower 48

According to a new analysis by the Washington Post, a portion of Colorado’s Western Slope and eastern Utah is warming at a rate double the global average.

As snowpacks become thinner and flows in the Colorado River decline, the contrast with the state’s climate 100 years ago is telling, with early records indicating that Delta County was 2 degrees Celsius cooler than it is today. Read more of the Washington Post’s coverage here.



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