China is constructing its model of the Alps for the Winter Olympics — and it’s the primary host to depend completely on man-made snow. But as a way to come at a charge for dry areas round Beijing.
China ought to want as a whole lot as 2 million cubic meters of water — sufficient to fill 800 Olympic-sized swimming pools — to create sufficient faux snow for the Games, one professional says. The entire energy-in depth method can at instances spew heaps of planet-warming gases.
Artificial snow has turn out to be a Winter Olympics fixture as weather extrade shrinks the range of nations that get sufficient herbal snowfall.