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What happened to global warming?

We are not talking about the media’s coverage of it, but the facts. It was, according to some, going to mean the end of skiing. But we hear less about it now.

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It is a pertinent question.

A few years ago the papers were full of doom and gloom, then last winter there was the best snowfall for decades and the topic seemed to slip off the agenda.

The terrorst threat, economic downturn, boredom and the media’s constant need to move on played their own role.

Well, the climate doesn’t read the papers so what is going on?

We have just read a fascinating piece on the BBC that examines the subject.

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Mother Earth

Here at PlanetSKI we have covered the impact of climate change on the mountain environment in what, we hope, is a fair and balanced way.

Our content editor, James Cove, wrote his first stories about the impact of climate change for the BBC back in the late 1990’s, and this story in 2001.

He is still interested in the subject and had his own observations this summer.

So what is the new evidence about the impact of climate change?

The warmest year ever recorded was not 2008 or even 2007. It was 1998.  Since then it has got colder.

The oceans warmed up towards the end of the 20th century and now they are cooling down. This is, perhaps, what is affecting the global temperature.

We are not experts at PlanetSKI, far from it, but it all makes interesting reading.

For the spirit of the mountains.

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