Saturday, May 16, 2015

New climate change panic: Will global warming kill off skiing in North America?

Park City Utah, Feb. 2015
The London Telegraph, one of the saner media outlets in Great Britain, at least for now has chicken-little fever.
After another dreadful ski season for many resorts in North America, scientists warn that the future of skiing and snowboarding could be in jeopardy as a result of global warming.

Resorts across California and Oregon were forced to close early this year due to lack of snow. In Utah, which boasts the tag-line "Greatest Snow on Earth", even emblazoning it across its licence plates, Park City endured a fifth consecutive season of below average snowfall.
Of course if the environmentalists had their way there'd be no skiing or snowboarding at all in the Rockies and other western mountainous areas. I'm sure they'll come up with some obscure minnow that might be impacted by ski resorts. And of course since skiing can only take place in isolated areas, they'll point to fossil fuel usage.

Oh, when Mrs. Marathon Pundit was in Park City three months ago, there was piles of snow to ski on.

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