Climate change limiting number of potential Winter Olympics hosts: study by Daniel Scott

Friday, January 12, 2018

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Due to climate change, by 2050, many of the prior Winter Games locations may be too warm to ever host the Games again.

A research study led by Water Institute member Daniel Scott, professor in Waterloo's Department of Geography and Environmental Management says the number of places that will be cold enough to host a Winter Olympics is dropping.

According to Scott’s research, using emissions projections in which global greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise through midcentury and global temperatures increase by 4 degrees Fahrenheit by 2050, nine of the host locations will be too hot to handle the Games.

Read the full story in the New York Times