Colorado River flow shrinking from climate crisis

Colorado River flow shrinking from climate crisis

Scientists have documented how climate change is sapping the Colorado River, claiming the river could lose about one-fourth of its flow by 2050. Loss of snowpack due to higher temperatures plays a major role in driving the trend of the dwindling flow. Without changes in precipitation, for each additional 1.8 degrees of warming, the Colorado River’s average flow is likely to drop by about 9%.

Timothy
Timothy
Scorpio
Scorpio 2 months

Just like the glaciers that will be gone by 2020

Paris Cloud
Paris Cloud 2 months

It's not like climate "scientists" have been wrong with their predictions for decades at this point.

porcus
porcus 2 months

Pretty sure it's the higher water usage by farmers. The snow will melt regardless of how much higher the temperature is.

bad news bear
bad news bear 2 months

reminds me of 20 years ago everyone was claiming lake michigan was drying up, you could actually see coastlines getting larger. it turns out they were pumping water from lake michigan/huron back into lake superior but no one from DNR corrected any statements or assumptions

Willy
Willy 2 months

what about that ice age in the 80's, are we still getting that?

yooper
yooper 2 months

What will they say when the opposite happens in 10 years ? still climate crisis? of course, no matter what the anomaly, it's a crisis.

Dobrawka
Dobrawka 2 months

Colorado river is being partially diverted for irrigation. https://youtu.be/e0XiAM_FtuM

Tachyon
Tachyon 2 months

One of the most blatantly false stories on this topic yet. https://youtu.be/e0XiAM_FtuM

David Silverstone
David Silverstone 2 months

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TheMadDane
TheMadDane 2 months

#throwyourcarbatteriesintheocean

Joo Radley
Joo Radley 2 months

itll make for better fishing

Aight Bradley
Aight Bradley 2 months

Climate "crisis."

james
james 2 months

if the caps are melting so where is the water going?

Scruffy Stoat
Scruffy Stoat 2 months

We could... idk... stop letting the Saudis grow water heavy crops in the middle of the fucking California desert for starters. That's just me though.

Unity.Nat
Unity.Nat 2 months

When you have the Ultra Rich wasting vast amounts of water for the scenic scenes on their ridiculously wasteful Mansions.

redhandsbluefaces
redhandsbluefaces 2 months

Dryness is typically caused by cold fronts, not temperature spikes. for example the droughts in Australia. If anything higher temperatures would cause the river to increase its flow. So my guess is the media is spinning this to fit the narrative.

Michael Tatom
Michael Tatom 2 months

There is no “climate crisis.” None of the “scientists” who started this BS are climatologists or meteorologists and no science was involved. Check out Tony Heller for a bit of reality.

Barry
Barry 2 months

Lot can happen in 30 yrs. scientists have been wrong before.

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