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Agriculture and the Environment

Porter Fox On The Future Of Winter

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Brian Albers
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KUER

Winter is shrinking. In Utah, we see snowlines receding up the mountain and around the world, ice is melting at incredible rates. In a new book, the writer Porter Fox explores this drastic change and how it could change much of the world.

Fox is a lifelong skier, so he has a personal interest in cold, snowy weather. But less winter and less snow doesn’t only mean less skiing; it also means less water, rapid sea level rise, thawing permafrost and tipping points that could spell the end of the natural world as we know it. Fox’s new book is called The Last Winter and he joins us this Friday at 11 a.m. to share what he’s learned about the future of winter.

Airs: Dec. 3, 2021 at 11a.m. MT and 7 p.m. MT.

Porter Fox's book is The Last Winter: The Scientists, Adventurers, Journeymen, and Mavericks Trying to Save the World [Bookshop|Audible|Indiebound|Amazon]

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