Experts say climate change could kill skiing in the US
Will global warming kill off skiing in North America? – Telegraph
Unfortunate that none of these experts have access to the Internet, and therefore can’t learn that North American winter snow cover has been increasing, with the past decade having the greatest snow cover on record. This is due to cold air and snow dipping further south into the US, thus extending the snow line.
This past winter was almost a carbon copy of the winter of 1976-1977. Little snow in the west, and record snow in the east
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As always, climate “experts” have no idea what they are talking about. This is what Taos Ski Valley looks like today – May 16
Totalitarian control of world requires the population to be stupid and isolated from reality.
Thank you, Steven aka Tony, for heeding George Orwell’s final warning:
These fools don’t understand, or choose not to, that we’re not going to have excellent ski conditions on both sides of the continent in one winter. Actually based on what I’ve been observing, it’s rare that both halves of North America have great ski conditions all season, in the same winter. As you wrote Steve, anybody with an internet connection can figure these things out. Even this past winter wasn’t a total loss for the West.
Wish my body would still allow me to ski (downhill) I still do a little cross country.
In case anybody has ever been there or done something like it.
Back in 74 I was in a military unit that emphasized winter survival.
So I was sent to train at Black Rapids training center in Alaska.
I found out later that we did some glacier skiing.
We had a cross over downhill/ cross country skil
Can you imagine being a member of a team (of six I think) that while
wearing the skis pulled an ahkio loaded with 500 pounds uphill nearly
one half mile? It really was terrific training.
My point: When the the U.S. military’s more elite units are trained the can match or surpass
any military in the world. But the military leaders minus the Chief Commander who
has no knowledge of military anything should be making the decisions.
and my training, was not even in the same ballpark as elite forces from
different branches of the military.
I am sure the womwn in your unit had no problem with that sled. Wuss. /
I friggin HATE Ahkios. To me Ahkio is a synonym for Mother F#%ker. I could have gone my whole life without ever hearing of or seeing one ever again. I don’t know anyone that ever had to drag one of those things for miles in mountainous terrain that has any love for them. Traversing even moderately steep terrain with one with any load is quite a workout. Technique only goes so far and then after that it becomes pure muscle and hauling systems when it gets really steep and rough. And descent can be just about as tough as ascent with a heavy load and sometimes more hazardous. All of it done while using Alpine touring skis. Climbing skins on the skies for ascent.
Fifteen pounds in fifteen days is what I lost when my 12 man team hauled one of those things around the Green mountains of Vermont and it wasn’t like my 185 lb. 6 foot frame was carrying much body fat to begin with. Never got above 0 deg. F that whole time.
The thing about being on an Alpine/Winter warfare team is that more than about any other type of team the mobility of the whole team is limited by the team member with the least experience/ability. It takes a whole lot of time and work to get the new guys proficient enough to be an asset. But when your on a good team that is clicking there is just no other feeling like it.
When I graduated the US Army Special Forces Qualification course at Ft. Bragg there were three other medics in my class that were sent 10th SFG(A) at Ft. Devens at the same time I was. During the first year a new guy out of the course is on probationary status. After the first winter there were two of us left. One of the other two voluntarily terminated his SF status the first week of winter warfare training. The other was forced to terminate because he simply did not meet the standards.
The guys that thought they had been through the hard part just getting qualified were not prepared for the reality that the course was just a starting point.
Pikes Peak has a rather heavy blanket of snow. Let’s see how much remains in July.
“A key feature of antimatter is that when a particle of it makes contact with its ordinary-matter counterpart, both are instantly transformed into other particles in a process known as annihilation. This makes antimatter exceedingly rare. However, it has long been known that positrons are produced by the decay of radioactive atoms and by astrophysical phenomena, such as cosmic rays plunging into the atmosphere from outer space. In the past decade, research by Dwyer and others has shown that storms also produce positrons, as well as highly energetic photons, or γ-rays.
It was to study such atmospheric γ-rays that Dwyer, then at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, fitted a particle detector on a Gulfstream V, a type of jet plane typically used by business executives. On 21 August 2009, the pilots turned towards what looked, from its radar profile, to be the Georgia coast. “Instead, it was a line of thunderstorms — and we were flying right through it,” Dwyer says. The plane rolled violently back and forth and plunged suddenly downwards. “I really thought I was going to die.”
During those frightening minutes, the detector picked up three spikes in γ-rays at an energy of 511 kiloelectronvolts, the signature of a positron annihilating with an electron.
Galactic radiation (GCR) was at that time a record high. Oulu indicated more than 6800 counts, when we now have less than 6200.
The ‘climate experts’ know exactly what they’re talking about and exactly what they’re doing.
They deliberately roll out alarmist statements knowing they’ll be copied and pasted by less-well informed lazy sub-commentators – thus doing their dirty work for them. (Remember the media mantra: ‘if it bleeds, it leads’.) If they stated ‘snow cover likely to be average for a bit – skiing unaffected’, there’s no story and it won’t get air time.
The Telegraph article above is a perfect example: its editor will claim to simply be publishing comments from a ‘reputable’ source of climate science. Cue hysteric media headline, and for the alarmist ‘experts’, it’s job done.
I think that we should make a difference between real scientist and those who have a hidden agenda. In this past year, since I started reading more on climate change, I have seen a lot of rubbish, but also many interesting information. So, first of all, people should understand what climate change is and what was the trigger, which is the proportion between “natural causes” and human intervention.
I call the bought and paid for propagandists, ClimAstrologists because they have so much in common with the con artists who push Astrology except they are a lot more dangerous to civilization.