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Climate change to hit snow industry

A decline in snow depth and duration because of global warming could affect Australia’s tourism industry, a research team led by a Montana State University doctor has found.

The study looking at two ski destinations in New South Wales’ Snowy Mountains predicted large decreases in snow levels and duration.

The sites are expected to have on average between 21% and 29% of maximum snow depth in 2012 by the 2090s. Snow duration is forecast to fall to 0-75 days, down from 94 and 155 days in the two locations researched in 2012.

Read more at Griffith University

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