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The impact of climate change on our beloved ski industry

Puget Sound Business Journal

Although it's currently snowing heavily in the Cascade Mountains, environmental groups are warning that global warming could have an impact on Washington state's winter tourism industry, where more than 6,000 people are employed.

The impact of climate change on our beloved ski industry

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Although it's currently snowing heavily in the Cascade Mountains, environmental groups are warning that global warming could have an impact on Washington state's winter tourism industry, where more than 6,000 people are employed.

According to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Protect Our Winters (POW), unless carbon pollution is limited, the nation's ski industry could be impacted. Winter tourism is a $348 million annual business in Washington state, the groups say.

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