February 27, 2014, 10:14 AM Could climate change mean the end of skiing?
The Sochi Olympics suffered some of the most extreme weather of any Winter Games. Athletes faced fog, rain and temperatures in the 60s. Research predicts that could become the new reality at ski resorts around the world. Porter Fox, the author of a controversial new book, “Deep: The Story of Skiing and the Future of Snow,” believes winter sports could be doomed.
Winter snow extent across the northern hemisphere has been increasing for 50 years, with five of the six snowiest winters since 2003.
There is not one shred of evidence to support the CBS News contention.
The 1932 and 1980 Lake Placid Olympics both had less snow than Sochi.
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