16 Aug Delta County Is Climate Hotspot! Demand Climate Action Today!
On August 7, 2020, the Washington Post reported that the Western Slope of Colorado, along with 3 counties in Utah has warmed more than 2 degrees Celsius, double the global average, making it the largest 2°C (3.6°F) hot spot in the continental US. With the region’s snowpack shrinking and melting earlier, the ground absorbs more heat. In addition, with early snow melt comes more water evaporation and less water is available to farmers later in the season. Delta County, has warmed 2.1°C (3.9°F) according to the Washington Post climate analysis. We are sitting right smack in the largest climate hot spot and what are Delta County Commissioners doing about it?