(St. George Spectrum) The Water Tap: Climate change and climate denial on the Colorado River

February 26, 2021; Joan Meiners St. George Spectrum & Daily News

“Management of the Colorado River under climate change, much like the phenomenon of climate change itself, is inherently complicated and confusing due to its importance and scale. Different approaches to measuring long-term change and accounting for natural fluctuations can both confound conclusions and delay responsive action in systems as complex as the water lifeline of the American West and the chemical makeup of the Earth’s atmosphere. For decades, centuries even, nuanced inconsistencies have been seized upon by climate change deniers to cast doubt on the scientific method and dilute the resounding message from the research community: That, any way you slice it, the climate is warming and the Colorado River is drying…”

Read the entire article here: https://www.thespectrum.com/story/news/2021/02/26/water-tap-climate-change-and-climate-denial-colorado-river/4542764001/