Climate preparedness capacity in city government

Summary

Most of the city’s climate risk is tied to larger scale changes in the global and regional climate, and the community’s understanding of those impacts at the local scale is inconsistent. This is in part because of the complexities of Boulder’s local topography, but also because the city currently uses a wide variety of models, methods and analysis to characterize potential “futures.” In order to efficiently and effectively plan for Boulder’s future climate impacts, the city will systematize the use of climate information across all departments and city functions in a way that is scientifically robust yet retains appropriate flexibility.

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  • Projected change in annual mean surface air temperature from the late 20th century to the middle 21st century  based on sres emissions scenario a1b

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