Around the world and particularly across much of the United States, a question has emerged: What happened to winter? In Japan, record low snowfall has forced ski resorts to close prematurely. In Finland, forests that would normally be stark and bare at this time of year appear lush after what was an “exceptionally” warm January . And in one county in Michigan , municipal workers who usually spend winter plowing snow have taken to trimming trees. The lack of snow in Russia led Moscow to bring in fake snow for its New Year festivities and pushed one lawmaker to accuse the United States of using a ” climate weapon ” against his country. A lack of snow forced the closure of ski slopes […]