United Kingdom has released climate change map showing human impact

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 26, 2009 10:06 am


Today the UK government released a map showing the impact humans have had on the environment.  The map shows the 4 degree Celsius increase the world has undergone, and paints a grim picture of what’s to come.  According to the BBC, if this trend of temperature changes does not change, the world will undergo “extreme temperatures, drought, effects on water availability, agricultural productivity, the risk of forest fire and sea level rise.”

To make matters worse, according to the Department of Energy and Climate Change, “half of all Himalayan glaciers will be significantly reduced by 2050, leading to 23% of the population of China being deprived of the vital dry season glacial meltwater.”  This could also lead to a drastic reduction of the powder that falls on skiers and snowboarders favorite resorts in the future.