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Daniel Scott, professor, University Research Chair and Director of the Master of Climate Change Program and other experts say that the flights of skiers and snowboarders travelling to resorts are contributing to global warming and the reduction of snow seasons in many parts of North America.
Scott's research has shown the risks to the ski industry include less and more inconsistent natural snow, more snow-making requirements, and costs as well as shorter seasons.
Read more about sustainability in the ski industry in the Business Insider article “Ski resorts are worried about the climate crisis, but experts say pledges to reduce carbon emissions don't factor in tourists' flights” here.
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The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Office of Indigenous Relations.