By Mathias Eichler
The Trail Running Film Festival - Back on Tour for 2024.
While folks in the Sierras are getting pummeled with snow, things look very dire in the Alps this winter. Bare slopes, green hillsides and cancelled sporting events. The bit of fake snow is just enough for a few professional events. Those are the images that make it across the internet. While a mild winter is perhaps what everyone welcomes this year, with the insane energy prices due to Putin’s war, but it’s still a somber wake up call of what the future of our mountains will look like as our planet heats up and our leaders have their heads in the tar sand. Speaking of the devils, they are all meeting right now at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. I wonder what they chat about? Sporadic and inconsistent snowfall isn’t great for the water levels that power the hydro dams, it’s not great for the permafrost and the glaciers, and it’s fatal for the tourism industry that’s build around four season visitors.