Climate impacts: After the devastating fires, come dangerous mudslides
Payne Institute Faculty Fellow Paul Santi writes an opinion piece about how after the three largest wildfires in Colorado’s history in 2020, we are experiencing an unfortunately well-known consequence: frequent and dramatic mudslides. One of our two interstate highways, I-70, has been closed repeatedly over the past two months due to about 20 different mudslides — scientifically known as “debris flows.” These debris flows and closures are expensive, inconvenient and dangerous. So, how did we get to this place? And more importantly, how can we get out of it? August 18, 2021.