Reindeer are shrinking and Christmas trees are dying out: How climate change is ravaging Christmas.

From the Daily Mirror:

Reindeer and Christmas’ trees are two of the most recognisable symbols of the Yuletide season, but future generations may never get to see either of them.

New research has revealed that both are at risk of being wiped out, as a result of climate change.

Arctic reindeer are becoming smaller and lighter due to the impact of climate change on their food supplies, according to ecologists from the James Hutton Institute, the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences.

Over a period of 16 years, between 1994 and 2010, the weight of adult reindeer studied in Svalbard – a group of islands near the North Pole – fell by 12% from 55kg to just over 48kg.

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