Tag Archives: Colorado River Basin

Will high-pressure ridge leave Rockies high and dry?

Could high-pressure ridge in the Pacific give ski towns in Rockies a dry Christmas? Also, a disturbing link to melting ice in the rapidly warming Arctic. Continue reading

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Drought in Colorado River Basin best explained by temperatures

You must invoke temperature to explain the current Colorado River drought, says the Colorado Water institute’s Brad Udall about the intersection of water and global warming.

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The Unwelcome Stranger Called Climate Change

Changes in the climate are being observed all around. The most recent decade had twice as many record highs as record lows. But how do we adapt to those inevitable changes locally? Here’s some thinking from around the United States. Continue reading

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