For those who have been following POW’s campaign asking Snowy Hydro to return to regular measurements at Spencers Creek, great news! READ MORE
Thanks to your response to our ‘Save our Snow Climate Data’ Campaign, and a wonderful article by Cosmos, Snowy Hydro has committed to increasing the frequency of their measurements!
While we may lose ski days to the warming climate, it is the plants and animals living in the High Country that are hit the hardest. As the flora and fauna have evolved to live in a very specific environment, slight changes will have big impacts. READ MORE
The Australian alpine environment makes up such a small physical space on our continent. A cold and often harsh space has seen species evolve interesting adaptations to allow them to survive and flourish. READ MORE
Any visitor to the Australian Alps would be no stranger to the snow gum. Its rainbow bark and twisted trunk are synonymous with the high country itself. “They are the iconic tree of the mountains”, says Cam Walker of Mountain Journal fame and Friends of the Earth. READ MORE
Tragically, Cam says, because of climate change, the trees are “facing the prospect of ecological collapse”
Hidden in between Charlotte Pass and Perisher Valley in New South Wales, lies a small snow recording station called Spencers Creek, run by Snowy Hydro. Since 1954, it has quietly collected valuable data, becoming the backbone of scientific research by The Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO, and several universities. READ MORE
Before she started guiding through the Snowy Mountains backcountry, Alex was somewhat oblivious to the effects of climate change on Australia’s snow-covered rooftop. Now she’s teaching others about the fragility of this ecosystem and sharing her story to call for action on climate change now. READ MORE