Depending on how the world reacts, the projected snow loss, which is a result of climate change, might be even worse by the end of the 21st century. Climate expert Alex Hall, who led the study, said that sustained action to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions has the potential to keep annual average snowfall steady after mid-century. If emissions continue unabated, however, the study predicts snowfall in the Southern California Mountains will be two-thirds less in 2100 than it was before 2000.
“Climate change has become inevitable, and we’re going to lose a substantial amount of snow by midcentury,” said Hall, a professor in UCLA’s Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. “