Each summer we worry about two things here in Colorado: water and fire. A new report by the Colorado Water Conservation Board projects the summer mercury in Colorado to rise up to 4 degrees more in the next 40 years, causing stream flows to shrink and producing really hot summers. Annual precipitation is expected to maintain normal levels, but with more heat and quicker snowmelts, we can expect more water restrictions and higher chances of wildfire. This study is sure to fire up the message boards in Boulder County with people bickering over the realities of global warming and whether man causes it. [What’s Next] Air conditioning sales are expected to spike.