Experts reviewing Friday's international report on climate change and global warming say Colorado can expect warmer winters, less mountain snow and lower stream flows in the future.
Along with that, an increased chance for wildfires.
University of Arizona climatologist Jonathan Overpeck says a future fraught with drought isn't too far in the future if the world doesn't get a handle on greenhouse gasses and other emissions blamed for global warming.
If scientists' predictions come true and temperatures warm up an estimated seven degrees across the West in the coming century, ski areas can expect shorter seasons, and a reduction in the state's snowpack will make less water available for agriculture.
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