Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Going Mad: The skiers take advantage of global warming

Global warming.
Little wonder that, according to Pew Research, "majorities of Americans appear skeptical of climate scientists. No more than a third of the public gives climate scientists high marks for their understanding of climate change; even fewer say climate scientists understand the best ways to address climate change."

It doesn't help that thousands of excited snowboarders and skiers took advantage of the snow in Squaw Valley over the holiday weekend, as slopes remained open thanks to the huge snowfall this year.

Most Americans are not going mad. The true believers are. Witness:

Poor outlook for skiers. "We are close to the tipping point where global warming becomes irreversible," Stephen Hawking says. "Trump's action could push the Earth over the brink, to become like Venus, with a temperature of two hundred and fifty degrees, and raining sulphuric acid." Hawking is described in the article as a "legendary physicist."

I should say.

The snow pictured above didn't actually happen. "The warming is so far manifesting itself more in winters which are less cold than in much hotter summers. According to Dr David Viner, a senior research scientist at the climatic research unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia, within a few years winter snowfall will become “a very rare and exciting event. Children just aren’t going to know what snow is.”

As you can see, there are no children in the photo.

You have three years to get your skiing in. Christiana Figueres, architect of the process that lead to the Paris Climate Agreement and now vice-chair of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, says that we only have three years to act if we want a smooth transition to a low-carbon economy—the socio-economic equivalent of losing weight in a slow and steady manner.

That's not her in the photo. Trust me.

Yup, deep enough to ski! Yay!
Let's ski in the Arctic! Headline: "Good, Thick, Strong Arctic Ice Is Totally In-line With ‘Climate Change’ Or Something." Here's what happened: A global warming research study in Canada has been cancelled because of “unprecedented” thick summer ice. Naturally, the scientist in charge has blamed it on ‘climate change.’

Fortunately the scientists has their skis with them.

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