DENVER — 9NEWS explored climate change solutions with Colorado experts at a town hall on Wednesday.
The town hall included topics like weather, water, wildfires and what we can do to protect our planet.
The panelists were:
- Becky Bolinger, assistant state climatologist for the Colorado Climate Center,
- Ben Livneh, director of Western Water Assessment, and
- Ean Tafoya, Colorado field advocate for GreenLatinos.
> 9NEWS live streamedd the event in the video player above, on 9NEWS streaming devices, on the 9NEWS YouTube page and on the 9NEWS app.
All this month, 9NEWS is talking about climate change and how it affects everything we do: from wildfires to energy to our food supply to drought.
Because of warming and drought, reservoirs on the Colorado River like Lake Powell are at their lowest level in years. Millions of people in Western states rely on the Colorado River for their water.
We're also talking about wildfires and what Colorado's forests will look like for years to come after last year's fires.
Researchers are studying the trends of warmer, drier weather in the state and the impact they could have on forest recovery.
Researchers say finding alternative energy sources is one solution to lower temperatures and control wildfire, but it could be years before we see the impact of those changes.
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