Look, there will always be warm years and cool years, but if the average
temperature is on the rise, then the warm years get warmer, and the cool years
get warmer, too. A USU study recently showed that Utah gets 9% more of its
precipitation as rain, rather than snow. So worries about how global warming is
going to affect Utah's snowpack are not based on "one hot summer."
Frankly, I don't see what's so difficult to understand about any of
this. I suspect some people here aren't really trying to understand.
Read the article, and didn't see any such thing as "global warming
people coming out of the woodwork." Seems to me that most of the posts on
here are so bent on opposing any global warming beliefs, that they are the ones
coming out of the woodwork.
If global warming is killing skiing, then out of the last 5 years why have some
of the resorts had their latest spring closings of any time. One doubt year does
not a catastrophe make. Besides, do you think the Salt Lake car idling law is
going to make a dent in the coal fired plants that China is bring on line every
month to fuel their booming industry? Jobs and prosperity that we conveniently
ship to them while our economy dies.
how soon we forget last years record snow fall and cold temps. The sky must be
falling lets move to a cave and turn off all modern conveniences.
It's about time this state get some common sense get involved with this
issue. Utah has never been a stable state and the records and data is
manipulated to create and image that is grossly in error and misleading. Utah
has too many transplant skiers who forget that Utah is an ecologically
established desert where annual rain is little to none with other resources even
less. We have already seen the unstable weather we have with every
year its monitored, even last season had a poor and late start that the industry
in Utah never recovered from despite how much snow and flooding accumulated to
late in the year. Not only do you have to consider the snowfall you have to
consider the time-line of the season that is so variable.Most
don't remember that in the 2002 games Utah taxpayers had to buy
multimillion dollar snow making equipment and machines to supply skiers with
snow, so its not such a good bet as most think. The snow making equipment was
sold for minimal cost or gifted to ski companies after the games and they
continue to use to supplement the weather since.
One hot summer and all the global warming people come out of the woodwork. I am
not worried about snowfall when just last year we had record snow and flooding.
There will be plenty of snow this winter!