Can Skiing Survive Climate Change? : Short Wave Climate change poses an existential threat to the ski industry. A warmer climate means less snow and less now menas a shorter season for snowboarders and skiiers. NPR correspondent Kirk Siegler first covered the issue 15 years ago as local station reporter in Aspen. Now he returns to that world-renowned destination and tells Short Wave co-host Aaron Scott about one resort's efforts to push the nation toward clean energy while it continues catering to the carbon-generating, jet-set crowd.

Check out Kirk's full All Things Considered story here: n.pr/3rse2xP

Email the show at shortwave@npr.org.

Can Skiing Survive Climate Change?

Can Skiing Survive Climate Change?

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Because of climate change, the ski industry might not be around for much longer. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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Because of climate change, the ski industry might not be around for much longer.

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Climate change poses an existential threat to the ski industry. A warmer climate means less snow and less now menas a shorter season for snowboarders and skiiers. NPR correspondent Kirk Siegler first covered the issue 15 years ago as local station reporter in Aspen. Now he returns to that world-renowned destination and tells Short Wave co-host Aaron Scott about one resort's efforts to push the nation toward clean energy while it continues catering to the carbon-generating, jet-set crowd.

Check out Kirk's full All Things Considered story here.

Email the show at shortwave@npr.org.

This story was produced by Claudette Lindsay-Haberman and Eva Tesfaye. It was edited by Eric Whitney and Stephanie O’Neill. Katherine Sypher checked the facts and Gilly Moon was the audio engineer.