2024 Climate Change in Colorado report: Takeaways, context, and details
The third edition of the Climate Change in Colorado report was published on Jan. 8, 2024. Created by ATS researchers at Colorado State University, the new multi-chapter report combines and synthesizes relevant climate science information to help inform future management and planning of the state’s water resources.
Previous editions of the report in 2008 and 2014 were among the first state-level climate change assessments ever conducted in the U.S. The new report was created by researchers at CSU in the Department of Atmospheric Science within in the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering. Funding and support came from the Colorado Water Conservation Board and Denver Water.
The new Climate Change in Colorado report combines and synthesizes relevant climate science information to help inform future management of the state’s water resources. CSU Research Scientist Becky Bolinger served as the lead author for the report and is the assistant state climatologist for Colorado. She said the report describes trends in Colorado’s climate and hydrology, interprets model-based projections for the future, and considers potential hazards stemming from changes in climate. It also verifies projections found in earlier reports and updates them to extend out through 2050 and beyond.
More detail can be found in a CSU Source Article written by Josh Rhoten.
Article modified from a version written by CSU MarComm Staff.