The Climate Change Trap Will Kill Snowmaking
As Catherine Bosley and Boris Groendahl report on Bloomberg, "At the northern edge of the Alps, ski runs near the foot of Germany’s highest mountain snake down the greenish-brown slopes in narrow white ribbons of artificial snow."
According to their report, climate change has led to less natural snow in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France, and Italy. Ski resorts are dealing with this by expanding their fossil fueled snowmaking operations. But the practice is unsustainable, because the energy needed to make snow results in huge greenhouse gas emissions, a leading cause of global warming.
At some point, snowmaking will kill itself: "Producing artificial snow will get harder as temperatures rise, Olefs predicted."
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