Almost All the Snow at the Winter Olympics Will Be Fake

From a story on futurity.org headlined “Almost All the Snow at the Winter Olympics Will Be Fake”:

Shorter winter seasons, less snowfall, and melting ice caused by climate change will have major implications for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and the future of winter sports.

Changing snow conditions have made it increasingly difficult for host cities to have enough snow for athletes to participate in their respective winter sports. To address this, Japanese scientists invented a formula for artificial snow that’s been in use since the 1980 Winter Games in Lake Placid, New York.