Brown landscapes are the new norm across the slopes of the Dolomites and the Garda Mountains, popular ski destinations in northern Italy. Alpine environments are especially susceptible to climate change. In areas above 4000 meters in elevation, warming has increased by 75% in the past 20 years. Over the last 150 years, the Alps have witnessed rapidly shrinking glaciers, changes in snowfall, and an average temperature increase of 1.5-2ºC. These effects of climate change are forcing the majority of ski resorts in northern Italy to heavily rely on artificial snow. Soon, all skiers and snowboarders in the Alps may be careening down solely artificial trails. According to a 2017 study published in The Cryosphere, a journal of the European Geosciences Union @eurogeosciences, the Alps could lose up to 70% of their snow cover by 2099. However, the study revealed that if emissions continue to be cut, snow loss could drop to 30%. Will the loss of snow on these mountains affect your future holidays? Let us know in the comments below ❄️🏔 - Years Of Living Dangerously

Brown landscapes are the new norm across the slopes of the Dolomites and the Garda Mountains, popular ski destinations in northern Italy. Alpine environments are especially susceptible to climate change. In areas above 4000 meters in elevation, warming has increased by 75% in the past 20 years. Over the last 150 years, the Alps have witnessed rapidly shrinking glaciers, changes in snowfall, and an average temperature increase of 1.5-2ºC. These effects of climate change are forcing the majority of ski resorts in northern Italy to heavily rely on artificial snow. Soon, all skiers and snowboarders in the Alps may be careening down solely artificial trails. According to a 2017 study published in The Cryosphere, a journal of the European Geosciences Union @eurogeosciences, the Alps could lose up to 70% of their snow cover by 2099. However, the study revealed that if emissions continue to be cut, snow loss could drop to 30%. Will the loss of snow on these mountains affect your future holidays? Let us know in the comments below ❄️🏔