Scientists: Sweden Will Lose Over Two Months Of Snow Season. Snowy white winters are likely to become a thing of the past for most Swedes.
The national weather service on Monday released a new analysis of how climate change will affect the Nordic country – and it’s bad news for skiing enthusiasts.
It said the length of the snow season is expected to shrink by 40-80 days by the end of the century, depending on what action governments take to fight global warming.
That means the southern third of the country, where most of the population lives, would get very few, if any, days with snow cover. Scientists: Sweden Will Lose Over Two Months Of Snow Season
The weather service projected Sweden’s average temperature will rise by 2-6 degrees C (4-11 degrees F).
Governments will meet in Paris later this year to discuss a new pact to slow climate change. Climate variability includes all the variations in the climate that last longer than individual weather events, whereas the term climate change only refers to those variations that persist for a longer period of time, typically decades or more. In the time since the industrial revolution, the climate has increasingly been affected by human activities that are causing global warming and climate change.