Winter tourism in the United States suffers a loss due to warming weather and climate
According to the report of the Council on the protection of natural resources of the U.S. and the "Protection of our winter" due to warming winter tourism in the country suffered a loss of $ 1 billion. This also resulted in the loss of 27,000 jobs in the period from 1999 to 2010.
In general, tourism has suffered because of the sharp reduction in snow cover change induced rainfall regimes in the winter season towards reducing them. Volume of snow fell because warmer winters began to dominate the relatively high temperatures. As a result, ski resorts have had to open up later or not at all able to continue to receive tourists.
This state of affairs for those states where winter tourism is an important source of income, snowless winters were a disaster, as the snow they had a kind of currency. According to the latest forecasts, expected improvements are not necessary, as every year the world is getting warmer.
While modern technology allows you to create as many sports artificial snow as needed, owners of winter recreation say it helps them a little, because the people, especially city dwellers, a so-called syndrome of "backyard." This means that people will not go to ski the mountain, strewn though artificial, but the snow until it sees real snow at your own backyard of the house. In addition, and for the production of artificial snow need freezing temperatures even at night.
Statistics show that from November 1999 to April 2010, the total number of those wishing to ski decreased by about 15 million more than anything in this case suffered Wisconsin (-36%)), Oregon (-31%), Arizona (- 29%) and Washington (28%). Considering that about 212,000 jobs in the U.S. in some way connected with the industry of winter recreation and sport (lodging, restaurants, gas stations, etc.), then the situation is very bad. And in this sample is very clear, as the harm that people previously done to the environment, is now reflected in his personal wealth and business.