However, Global Warming could put Santa’s Christmas delivery service at serious risk in the future.
Research shows that the extent of Arctic ice in the winter is rapidly declining each year, due to the continual rise in temperature in these regions driven by climate change.
As the depth of ice is reduced, the take-off weight for sleighs in Arctic regions may be steadily curtailed under international aviation rules. This would gradually reduce the payload of gifts that can be delivered leading to higher numbers of disappointed children.
And increasing desertification, combined with the loss of polar ice, could eventually put pressure on Santa to switch to camel-powered flight.
Maybe the best Christmas gift of all for today’s and tomorrow’s children would be effective action to tackle climate change through implementing the Paris Agreement. Let’s try to keep the North Pole the winter wonderland it is today for generations to come.
Have a very Happy Christmas!