Australian skiers, boarders and other snow lovers know that our snowpack is often pretty erratic. Last winter saw ‘boom and bust’ snow events then heavy rain that destroyed the base. We all know the misery of rain and drizzle when it should be snowing.
We know that because of climate change, our snow pack has been in decline since the 1950s.
Without serious action on the global scale to reduce emissions, we will see more and more winters like 2020: erratic, sketchy snowpack and lots of rain events.
The image at the top shows the gradual rise in temperatures in Victoria over the past century.
These ‘warming stripe’ graphics are visual representations of the change in temperature as measured in each country over the past 100+ years. Each stripe represents the temperature in that country averaged over a year. For most countries, the stripes start in the year 1901 and finish in 2020.
Further information on this project can be found here.
Action is always the Antidote to Despair
Check out these great groups:
Protect Our Winters Australia
Outdoors People for Climate Action
School Strike 4 Climate Action
Friends of the Earth