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Climate Central’s analysis shows how much hotter parks are projected to get later this century.

More than 100,000 people living in Colorado are especially vulnerable to extreme heat.

Colorado faces a lower threat level from extreme heat than most states. Still, heat wave days are projected to jump from about 10 a year to nearly 50 a year by 2050.

Summers are getting muggier as the dewpoint temperature rises

Across most of the country, average temperatures have increased at a rate of about 0.13°F (0.07°C) per decade since 1910. 

Heat itself is one of the leading weather-related killers, and it’s also a significant contributing factor in creating ground-level ozone, which is a serious health hazard.

Fort Collins is the 9th fastest-warming city in the U.S.

By 2050, summer drought severity in Colorado is projected to be among the worst in the country.

From a study from University of New Hampshire, during a low snow season Colorado can see a loss of up to $117M in economic value and $154M in ski resort revenue. Colorado has the highest employment of state winter tourism jobs and has the most visitors of any state for winter tourism. Both heat and drought can have an impact on this integral part of Colorado’s economy.

Climate Central analysis shows that the number of large fires on Forest Service land is increasing dramatically. 

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