The changing geography of the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in a warmer world / Daniel Scott... [et al.]

Scott, Daniel

The Olympic Winter Games and the Paralympic Winter Games are showcases for winter sports. With their high dependence on weather conditions, accelerating climate change poses a challenge to these mega-events. Two indicators are used to assess the climate reliability of locations to host the Games in the future under a low (RCP 2.6) and high (RCP 8.5) greenhouse gas emission scenario. Adaptive responses are considered, including strengthening the climatological assessment requirements in forthcoming bid processes, the unification of The Olympic Winter Games and the Paralympic Winter Games (in the month of February), and considering dual host countries/regions.

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