In the media: UWaterloo's Daniel Scott weighs in on the dwindling number of ski hills in Ontario

Thursday, March 5, 2020

On Wednesday March 4, 2020, CBC Radio released a report which focused on the research of Daniel Scott, the chair of the University of Waterloo's Master of Climate Change program and one of the study's co-authors. Daniel Scott and his team of researchers have predicted that by 2080, rising tempartures could render all of Ontario's five dozen ski resorts economically nonviable.

Based on their research, Scott and his team predict the length of ski seasons in both provinces could drop between 12 and 21 per cent by 2050, depending on how much temperatures rise, which in turn will begin to affect economies. 

"Many politicians overlook the importance of tourism and our economy, and … [in] many, many communities, that's a huge employer, both summer and winter."

Read the full report on the CBC Radio website here.