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Snowdon’s Snowcap Peaks As Global Warming Bites

by | 25th, April 2008

daffodil-snow.jpgIN “Snowdon ‘to lose its snowcap by 2020’, says study”, Telegraph readers learnt that “Measurements taken at the University of Wales in Bangor show that snow levels have decreased by about 35 per cent over the past 10 years.”

That was back in December 2004.

Simon Bareham, the senior pollution and climate change adviser for the Countryside Council for Wales, which is also involved in the study, said the changing climate pattern could mean snow will disappear from Snowdon as soon as the 2020s.

We recall how Welsh environment minister Jane Davidson saw picures of Snowdown taken ten years apart and lamented:

“I was shocked when I saw these two photographs. It has been suggested Snowdon may have to be renamed but like other parts of the world it stands as a reminder of what is happening to our planet.” She went on to tell the launch: “We must act now to reduce the emissions of the greenhouse gases that cause climate change and respond to the impacts of the changes already underway as a result of previous emissions.”

Now the BBC reports: “Snow hampers Snowdon cafe build.”

Work on the Snowdon summit building is being hampered by snow, says the Snowdonia National Park Authority.

Workers on the project have had to dig snow off the railway track just to get to work every day.

It’s very snowy up there: 

The contractors have had to concentrate instead on work inside the building because of the harsh conditions at the summit.


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