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 2ºC in only three decades. MSI studies climate variability and documents trends over time. MSI 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.