Conway: Rain is sign |

Conway: Rain is sign

When I experience and hear about the extremely high rates of rain that Steamboat, and Colorado in general, are experiencing, I cannot help but think about global warming.

Increased rain does not mean that global warming is not a problem; it is actually a sign that it is getting worse. One of the effects of global warming is that it increases water evaporation from the land and sea and allows the atmosphere to hold more moisture. These things combined cause a greater amount of participation.

So, as we consider these high rates of precipitation, it is important to keep in mind what is causing these changes. It is a reminder to take action and reduce our carbon footprint. One way we can do that is through supporting the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. The plan has a goal to reduce carbon from power plants, our largest source of carbon pollution.

Next time you are caught in the rain, remember what is causing these changes and remember to take action. Utilities and coal companies are pushing Congress to kill the plan, so call Senator Bennet and Senator Gardner to voice your support today!


Joan Conway

Environment Colorado, global warming solutions intern

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