A quick glance at the news will tell you how much the unusually mild weather is affecting the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. Only 3 days into the competition, events have been postponed due to the dreaded rainfall organizers were hoping would be snow by the time February rolled around. Just recently, local venue Cypress Mountain received 13 mm of rain over the course of 48 hours. Not so great for athletes depending on snow for their sports.

“Climate-impact specialists have long warned that British Columbia is facing reduced snowpacks in southern mountains because of global warming,” report Mark Hume, for the Globe and Mail.

“A glance at Cypress Mountain, where the Vancouver Organizing Committee is now forced to truck in snow to keep Olympic venues viable, will tell you what the future looks like,” he says.

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