More than 200 top medical journals have called our warming climate "the world’s greatest threat to public health." Heat-related death are increasing. Farms are producing fewer crops and wildfire smoke obscures our mountain views, keeping many people inside. People vulnerable to polluted air find themselves in the hospital or a clinic.
And while climate targets are easy to set, they are hard to achieve. But scientists reject the idea that it’s too late to make real change.
In Part 1 of this 360 in-depth video, Denver7 looks at how Colorado is addressing climate change and how you can help make a difference.
Denver7 Special Report: Our Changing Climate
360 in-depth Part II | Mike Nelson breaks down the science behind Colorado's warming climate
What is "Smoke-Wave intensity" and how does it impact the air you breath in our state? Mike Nelson explains.
Mike Nelson has been a television weather forecaster for 40 years, has been forecasting weather in Colorado alone for over 25 of those years, and joined Denver7 as Chief Meteorologist in June 2004. Mike has also written two local bestsellers, "The Colorado Weather Book" and "The Colorado Weather Almanac." Both books are available from Amazon.com.