Scientists agree that climate change is a serious issue. At the current rate, temperatures could rise by 4 to 12 degrees by 2100. Rising temperatures affect agriculture, energy, water supplies, health, plants, animals, forests, recreation and ecosystems.
According to the University of Colorado, snow is melting 15-30 days earlier than it was 25 years ago, shortening our winter recreation season. Snowpack is critical for winter sports and tourism, and also for our drinking water supply. Over the next few decades we’ll see a decrease in wildlife, and an increase in wildfires, much of which has already begun to occur.