Baltics getting warmer

  • 1999-02-18
  • Daniel Silva
RIGA - For skating fans, this has been another bad year."It has been so hard to keep the rink open," said Valerijs, one of the operators of Riga's main skating venue in Kronvalda Park, before letting out a long sigh. "It is open for hardly two days before we have to close it again."The winter has not been cold enough to maintain the ice for very long.During most of the year, the rink serves as a tennis court. If current climate trends continue, the day may come when tennis can be played there year-round."When you look at the data over the past 50 years, you see that the average yearly tempe...
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