Why Tropical Christmas?

We won’t be dreaming of a white Christmas this year; Climate Change is causing average and peak temperatures to rise across the globe.

In Sicily, where we are based, temperatures are already exceeding even the more conservative estimates with projected increases of 3 degrees and exceptional peak temperatures in summer – Sicily holds the European temperature record of 48.8 degrees – and peak winter temperatures are also rising with 27 degrees recorded on 14th December 2022.

Celebrating a Tropical Christmas, therefore, is not simply a provocation, but a very likely reality of our near future. Christmas this year will be therefore a time for reflection on our impact on nature.