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Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics – Fake Snow: Harmful for the Environment, Dangerous For Humans

Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics – Fake Snow: Harmful for the Environment, Dangerous For Humans

Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Torch Relay

Two days are left for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics to begin. The machines will be fired up to create fake snow to cover its stadiums, and other events that require it. Beijing will use artificial snow 100 percent to protect various events and requirements. The snow is not available in the area that is needed to host the games. 

Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics – Fake Snow is Harmful for the Environment

Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Torch Relay

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BEIJING (CHINA) – FEBRUARY 2, 2012: Luo Zhihuan, a former World Speed Skating Champion, carries the torch during the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Torch Relay. He runs the first leg in front of Olympic Park in Beijing, China’s Olympic Tower. This was on February 2, 2022. The games will open on February 4.

London’s Loughborough University released a report and study regarding the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and artificial snow to cover its event and compensate for the lack of natural ones. To compensate for the lack of snowfall during Winter, Beijing, China will be hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics. 

According to the study, fake snow can be harmful to the environment as it creates flakes, cools them, and blows them around to different locations. To achieve snowing effects and fill the place with white powdery material, the machine must run continuously for the entire day.

The machines will have to produce 1.2 million cubic metres of snow (or 42.4 millions cubic feet), which will become the new standard for the public. 

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Winter Olympics fake snow is dangerous for humans 

Fake snow, on the other hand is dangerous to the environment and can be dangerous for humans. According to AP NewsFake snow can feel like concrete. It doesn’t have the natural texture that snow does, which allows it to hold its shape better and melt faster. 

Climate Change Beijing 2022 Follows Tokyo 2020 

A natural crisis brought the world to its knees and threatened to entirely cancel the Tokyo 2020 events. The games and events continued one year later. It was canceled technically by the committee. However, massive planning was put in place if it was to continue next year. 

Beijing 2022 will now face the same fate. Beijing 2022 is still recovering from COVID-19’s pandemic and many are not willing to host the Winter Games. However, that is not the only problem that the Beijing 2022 games need to face, as it also accounts for Climate Change and global warming affecting its supposed operations. 

The Summer Olympics may need stadiums and courses to host its events, while the Winter Olympics require fake snow. 

The world is currently suffering from a series of mischiefs in Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022. It is not only due to COVID-19’s virus. The world is already suffering from Climate Change, and it seems the world needs to change its normal to preserve traditions, primarily the Winter Olympics. 

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