Global warming over the next century could significantly reduce the amount of winter snowpack in mountainous areas in the northern hemisphere, according to a new study published in Nature Climate Change.
Seasonal snowpack melt is an essential source of fresh water, and its loss could threaten drinking water supplies, agricultural irrigation and wildlife ecosystems.
Stanford University climate expert Noah Diffenbaugh led the study, which compares snowpack conditions across the northern hemisphere in the late 20th century with climate model projections for the next one hundred years.
Winter snowpack has been increasing in the northern hemisphere, with three of the four snowiest winters occurring during the last five years. Two years ago, there was snow simultaneously in 49 out of 50 states.
It must be great being a climate expert. You just make up whatever bullshit sounds good for getting funding and attention.