Newsweek: Which White Christmas Will Be Our Last? ‘Snow on Christmas Day could increasingly become a rarity—even a distant memory’
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The chances of a white Christmas across the U.S. and even around the world have been well documented based on historical weather data. But as global temperatures rise due to climate change, snow on Christmas Day could increasingly become a rarity—even a distant memory.
How climate change affects weather on one specific December day is tough to predict—and a rarer white Christmas doesn’t mean there won’t be snow at all in the future. The differences between climate and weatherpartly explain that.
To better understand the strange ways climate change will affect snow around the world, Newsweek spoke with Jessica Blunden, a climate scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Centers for Environmental Information.