Create a free SCUK account and get access to the forums and our regular newsletter. Mar 28, 2015
Study predicts global Warming to damage Canada's ski industry
Posted Friday 1st May 2009, 9:19 am by Dunx
A new study by the David Suzuki Foundation predicts that much of Canada’s successful ski industry may be put out of business by climate change by the end of the century.

"If heat-trapping greenhouse gas emissions are not significantly cut, global warming stands to wipe out more than half of Canada's ski season later this century with few exceptions," said Ian Bruce, author of the report, ‘On Thin Ice: Winter Sports and Climate Change.’

Mr Bruce believes that ever improving snowmaking and moving lifts and ski slopes higher up the mountain will extend the Canadian ski industry’s life longer – for those that can afford the technology and have higher slopes to move up to.

"Even with massive snowmaking efforts, many ski resorts would experience fewer than 100 days of reliable conditions each year, widely considered as the minimum threshold for financial viability, and would likely be forced to close," the report concludes.

Mr. Bruce believes that if emissions continue to grow at their current rate, British Columbia is likely to see an average five degrees Celcius temperature rise by 2090, leading to a much shorter snow season with more precipitation falling as rain on lower slopes.


More  news...


SCUK MEMBERSHIP - JOIN FOR JUST £15


SCUK SEARCH
Loading

THE SCUK SHOP

LOGIN




 


 Log in Problems?
 New User? Sign Up!



COMMUNITY
Recent Forum Posts
 Go to last postNo more Whitelines(6)
 by rachelbydesign
 Go to last postScottish resorts this weekend (28th/29th...(2)
 by the_hutch
 Go to last postk2 / ride boot fit question(5)
 by Limz
 Go to last postStag Do(0)
 by sauluk
 Go to last postFemale looking for MK buddies(12)
 by Lozbarny
 Go to last postCelebrity spots on the mountian.(23)
 by winterfunman
 Go to last postIntroductions and profiles(285)
 by DanRst
 Go to last postLost skis(2)
 by winterfunman
 Go to last postDriving abroad - The essentials(16)
 by eltankos
 Go to last postchamberry transfer to bourg(0)
 by gotmygoat
 Go to last postSnowboarding TV Coverage(11)
 by ace_mcgraw
 Go to last postWinter bash 2016(45)
 by tortyv
 Go to last postAm I Goofy, Regular or just weird?(15)
 by Deeply_D
 Go to last postHeads up: Ortovox 3+ Avi Kit £195(1)
 by 227angrydonkeys
 Go to last post5 in a Day Challenge(1)
 by UrbanSurfer

Go to the SCUK Forum

Users Online
There are 7 unlogged users and 2 registered users online

You are an anonymous user. You can register for free by clicking here

OFFICIAL PARTNERS

FEATURED


FOLLOW US
Follow us on Facebook.com/snowboardclub Follow us on at Twitter.com/snowboardclub Follow our News via this feed