Classic piece of alarmist journalism follows. Everything is evidence of global warming. No opposing view is offered. And as usual with such stories, the "here's what you can do" tips at the end are hilariously inadequate to the predicted catastrophe:
For the sake of ski season optimism, let's start with the good news.
Yes, it still will get cold in the mountains this winter. And, there still will be big snowfalls, such as this past weekend.
But according to meteorologist and dedicated skier/snowboarder Paul Goodloe from The Weather Channel, there isn't much else positive on the skiing front in the face of global climate change. Skiing, as we know it, is likely to change right along with it.
Update (AP): Climate change meeting adds to emissions
Common-sense suggestions for skiers and snowboarders to help out the environment:
Share a ride. Car pool or take transit or shuttles.
Don't be a drag. At season's end, take your ski rack off your car and replace your snow tires with regular tires. It'll save you money and lessen pollution.
Have a bright idea. Those curly compact fluorescent light bulbs used at ski resorts will lower your energy bills and help keep carbon dioxide out of the air.
Stand up and be counted. Contact your elected representatives and ask them what they are doing to help improve the environment.
BALI--Never before have so many people converged to try to save the planet from global warming, with more than 10,000 jetting into this Indonesian resort island, from government ministers to Nobel laureates to drought-stricken farmers.Chad, to be specific.
But critics say they are contributing to the very problem they aim to solve.
"Nobody denies this is an important event, but huge numbers of people are going, and their emissions are probably going to be greater than a small African country," said Chris Goodall, author of the book "How to Live a Low-Carbon Life."