These maps show how pollution from burning fossil fuels (greenhouse gas emissions) is affecting our climate and communities, and the power we have to curb the worst of climate change by taking action to reduce it.
Slide the map to see two different emissions scenarios for the projected number of days with very high fire danger. One map shows the projections for business as usual and one shows how reducing greenhouse gas pollution to moderate levels can help. The darker colors indicate a higher number of days.
Western counties, especially those in the Grand Valley, northern mountains, and Western San Juan Mountains regions face the most risks, especially Mesa, Rio Blanco, and Moffat counties, which are projected to face up to 39 days of high summer fire danger by mid-century.
To learn about solutions and actions you can take on these issues visit Impacts and Solutions.