Global climate change: How hot will Denver get?

Posted at 6:00 PM, Aug 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-11 20:49:18-04

DENVER – How hot will Denver get by the turn of the next century? Recent analysis appears to suggest global climate change will have a huge impact on the city.

Denver will see 32 more 100+ degree days by 2100, according to Currently, the mercury level reaches (or rises above) the 100-degree mark at Denver International Airport on average about two days a year.

While triple digit temperatures are rare in the Mile High City, the additional days of extreme heat will mean Denver's summers will feel more like Phoenix, which topped the site's Hottest Hottest Cities list.

blog entry on the self-storage site named Denver the 13th Hottest Hottest Cities in the U.S. SpareFoot looked at 15 cities with the largest population increase between 2015 and 2016 and then ranked the cities by their Sperling Heat Index. 

The effects of global climate change are already occurring, according to NASA. A recent draft report on global climate change from 13 federal agencies shows “unambiguous” evidence that “a changing climate abounds.”