What is the fate of future Winter Games?

by Meghan Beamish

The Winter Olympics have started again. Four years ago, we hosted them here in Vancouver, and it was one of the mildest winters on record. They had to helicopter in snow for many of the events. This week in Sochi, the forecast is warm, but they have been making and storing snow to prepare for the event.

Which begs the question: with a warming climate, what is the fate of future Winter Olympics?  Nature just published an article with this awesome graphic showing the “Downhill forecast” for future winter games. Click on the image for more details!

 

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