Climate Change is Underway in the West
In the West, temperatures have gone up more than in the rest of the contiguous United States, as shown by temperatures in 2000-2006 compared to 20th century averages.
Recent temperature departures compared to 20th century averages. Source: Dr. Martin Hoerling, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, presentation to the Climate Action Panel of RMCO’s Colorado Climate Project. For more information, also see the RMCO/Natural Resources Defence Council report, Hotter and Drier: The West’s Changing Climate. <Previous Next>