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Monday, February 2, 2009

The European Winter Areas Will Suffer because of the Increased Price of Energy

The OECD has predicted that Europes biggest 665 skiing alps perhaps will be reduced to 400 by 2049. Alvise Zetticci stated that the tourism industry will notice the pain prior to then, not from a want of snow but due to a worldwide reduction in buying might linked to the cost of oil. And what about rising temperatures? Climatologists have shown that a doubling up of carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere shall augment ground temps by 3 - 7 Celsius. Notwithstanding there remain some open doubts. The acceleration of global warming and the consequences on local climate. Several degrees Celsius warming up last century hasn’t been witnessed in the last one million yrs. During the ending of the glacial period 20000 yrs ago the warming up of 6 Celsius was over of seven to 9 thousand years. Before that Hautacam and Les Arcs were under glaciers and Les Contamines-Montjoie was similar to Antarctica.

And so what is the future for mid mountain snowboarding towns? Electricity problems will commence to be sensed by 2015 - 17. Most of our economic output depends upon oil and France purchases 95 %. The current amount amounts to four % of GDP. However if the price of crude oil increases as predicted it’ll represent 37 percent of gross domestic product, you can imagine the down turn. The European Alps will see the price of agrarian goods going up, plant species will vary thanks to a modification in rainfall. Lots of people will move out of the region thanks to the summer stifling heat. Its hydro-power will be a worthwhile supply of power but it isn’t obvious that it will be a boon given that there will be less precipitation, more water in the winters and much less in the spring.

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