Climate Change and the Winter Olympics Research Brief

Feb 13, 2014 - 10:00am

The Olympic Winter Games kicks off this week in Sochi, just as the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change gears up for the March release of its latest report on climate change impacts and adaptation. This report would build on one released in September 2013, which reconfirmed that the world is warming, and that glaciers, ice-sheets and sea-ice are retreating at a fast rate due to human activities.

The implications of warming winter months, decreased snow cover, and ice extent are unmistakable for winter sport and the Winter Olympic Games.

For full details download the Research Brief below.

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