California ski industry feels chill from climate change (Sacramento Bee)

December 7, 2012 – A warming climate is melting California’s winter tourism dollars. That’s the conclusion of a new economic analysis released Thursday. The study – titled “Climate Impacts on the Winter Tourism Economy in the United States” and written by two University of New Hampshire researchers – said California and 37 other states have lost an estimated $1 billion and up to 27,000 jobs over the last decade alone due to less snowfall and shorter winters that research indicates are linked to global climate change.

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