New York Times : Skiing Is A Thing Of The Past

December 12, 2012

Under certain warming forecasts, more than half of the 103 ski resorts in the Northeast will not be able to maintain a 100-day season by 2039, according to a study to be published next year by Daniel Scott, director of the Interdisciplinary Center on Climate Change at the University of Waterloo in Ontario.

By then, no ski area in Connecticut or Massachusetts is likely to be economically viable, Mr. Scott said. Only 7 of 18 resorts in New Hampshire and 8 of 14 in Maine will be. New York’s 36 ski areas, most of them in the western part of the state, will have shrunk to 9.

Climate Change Threatens Ski Industry’s Livelihood – NYTimes.com

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20 Responses to New York Times : Skiing Is A Thing Of The Past

  1. Mohatdebos says:

    Isn’t there a way to persuade the writer to do a follow-up story and ask “Professor” Scott whether he stands by his previous forecast.

  2. oeman50 says:

    Hmm, seems like we have heard dire predictions of the demise of the skiing industry before. How did that turn out?

  3. RichardLH says:

    Looks like their main challenge will be in getting the skiers to the slopes through all the snow! (I know one storm does not a winter make but…)

  4. Eric Simpson says:

    You know what also is going to be a thing of the past hopefully now from Near New York (NNY) is considering the rotund leftist as a Republican, here’s a 2 minute video of him, from just two years ago, obsessing in agreement with the leftists, even talking of the continuing rise in temperatures when at that point we’d had 13 years on no warming, really it’s pitiful and disgusting for a “Republican,” see it yourself:

  5. squid2112 says:

    By then, no ski area in Connecticut or Massachusetts is likely to be economically viable

    That part I can believe, but not for a lack of snow.

  6. redc1c4 says:

    this target will be easy to achieve:

    just get the EPA to *ban* skiing areas, on the grounds that all the travel to & fro, plus site activities, releases CO2…

    you know one of them will actually consider this a good idea, right? %-)

  7. gator69 says:

    “Under certain warming forecasts…”

  8. Fred from Canuckistan says:

    Speaking of economic viability . . .

    “Spain was once at the forefront of the solar energy movement. It barreled into the renewable-energy business, winning over thousands of investors big and small with its guarantees. Experts say the country has already come close to the European Union’s goal of 20 percent reliance on renewable energy by 2020.

    But experts say the government never expected so much investment and never came up with a way of paying for it”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/06/world/europe/spains-solar-pullback-threatens-pocketbooks.html?ref=science&_r=0

    • Robertv says:

      Skiing Is A Thing Of The Past

      Barcelona (ACN).- The Catalan Government wants energy companies not to cut the domestic power supply to people in financial difficulties who are temporarily unable to pay their bills. The Catalan Ministry of Business and Employment aims to fight so-called ‘energy poverty’: people who are obliged to do without electricity or gas because they simply cannot afford the bills. In the current economic crisis, thousands of Catalan households (around 20% according to some studies) are facing this problem, which means they cannot use the heating during winter or they have problems cooking meals

      http://www.catalannewsagency.com/society-science/item/electricity-companies-not-to-cut-off-supply-to-people-in-need

      Now you know who is paying for it. We The People.

  9. Ben says:

    Any day now, the snow tire manufacturers will go the way of the horse and buggy.

    What a waste to keep advertising these deprecated products…

    http://www.tirerack.com/winter/

    Quick, someone alert Stoat that he has yet to pollute the talk page on wiki!
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Snow_tire

  10. Robertv says:

    OT Lately we talk a lot of atom bombs in the climate system.

    See Google earth streetview Fukushima area, more or less two years without man (depends on image data) I wonder who drove the car.

  11. R. de Haan says:

    Our nations are ruled by people who commit betrayal to their populations serve by a press that has lost it’s independence a long time ago.

    It’s them or us now.

  12. catweazle666 says:

    Here we go again! From The Independent, dated Monday 20 March 2000:

    However, 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,” he said.

    ……………..

    David Parker, at the Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research in Berkshire, says ultimately, British children could have only virtual experience of snow. Via the internet, they might wonder at polar scenes – or eventually “feel” virtual cold.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/snowfalls-are-now-just-a-thing-of-the-past-724017.html

    And here’s another, dated February 17, 2005 , this time courtesy of Mojib Latif of the Leibnitz Institute for Oceanography:

    Global Warming Threatens Famous Alps Resorts: For Many Alpine Ski Areas, Nordic Walking May Be the Sport of the Future

    http://www.spiegel.de/international/global-warming-threatens-famous-alps-resorts-for-many-alpine-ski-areas-nordic-walking-may-be-the-sport-of-the-future-a-342280.html

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