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Citizen’s Guide to Colorado Climate Change Foreword Greg Hobbs................................................................................................................1 Introduction Lori Ozzello............................................................................................................2 Climate Nolan Doesken The Most Important Natural Resource...................................................................................4 Colorado Weather Extremes.................................................................................................12 Global Climate Models Brad Udall Global Climate Models: What They Do And Do Not Show ................................................14 Mitigation and Adaptation Measures a Prudent Response.................................................24 How Climate Change Could Affect Colorado’s Water Resources.......................................26 Climate Change Adaptation Recommendations & Legislation............................................27 Global Climate Models Roger Pielke, Sr. Many Contributing Influences...............................................................................................28 Water Supply Doug Kenney Divining the Future, Dividing the River.................................................................................30 Water Supply Lori Ozzello Water Managers on the Line.................................................................................................32 Agriculture Reagan Waskom Potential Ag Impacts from Climate Change . .......................................................................34 Forestry, Ecosystems and Wildlife Linda Joyce The Differences Are in the Details........................................................................................36 Air & Health Gregg Thomas, Carrie Atiyeh Health Issues Part of Climate Change Discussion......................................................................... 39 Energy Tom Plant Colorado Committed to Energy Conversion .......................................................................41 Recreation Lori Ozzello It All Begins with Snow..........................................................................................................43

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Citizen's Guide to Colorado Climate Change  
Citizen's Guide to Colorado Climate Change  

This guide presents a range of contemporary climate change information presented by Colorado experts.