Climate Variability & Change

Mountain regions around the world, including the San Juans, are showing impacts of climate change. Mean annual air temperatures in Southwestern Colorado have risen almost 2ºF in only three decades. MSI studies climate variability and documents trends over time, and investigates effects of climate on ecosystems and natural resources. MSI’s climate outreach interprets scientific information for stakeholders and provides expertise and assistance for climate preparedness planning.

Community Climate Resiliency Network

San Juan Climate Initiative