How to Cope With Climate Change, Austrian Style


They have a race to run in Kitzbühel. People will be flying in from all over. Unfortunately it is warm this year and there is no snow on the course, possibly because of global warming, possibly because of the increasing amount of CO2 in the atmosphere. What to do? Bring in snow from higher elevations. By helicopter. Much of the cost of operating a chopper is fuel and they are spending $389,000 to import 100,000 cubic feet of snow. How much carbon is that?

Skiers are in denial :" F.I.S. president, Gian Franco Kasper echoed many of the prominent skiers in the sport when he expressed skepticism about long-term global warming. He prefers to call this season’s problems a cyclical phenomenon."::New York Times