In the Italian Alps this winter, skiers are having to make do with grass slopes for their adrenaline-fueled antics as the warm temperatures from El Nino are making snow very scarce in the area.

While small shifts in weather are not directly indicative of climate change, this video of people attempting to ski on green grassy knolls when they should be gliding over white powder is a humorous but troubling reminder of the future we face if we do not make an effort to change our earth-killing habits.

What now may be an anomaly of weather could one day be a climate fact.


People Are Grass-Skiing In The Italian Alps Because Climate Ch…

People are skiing on grass in the Alps because of unusually warm temperatures

Posted by NowThis on Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at