Salt Lake City leaders talk climate change and outdoor recreation economy

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  • rmk South Jordan, UT
    Aug. 10, 2014 9:01 a.m.

    Don't you just love it, take a drive up to the salt palace and see all of the large shipping crates trucked in on semi diesel trucks bring all of the outdoor retailers stuff and all of the people that flew in on airplanes using jet fuel to see the stuff they are trying to sell so that they can get rich now telling us that global warming is happening and we all need to cut back.

  • Swiss Price, Utah
    Aug. 9, 2014 9:15 p.m.

    Now that that the south Pacific has warmed again, I will wait and see how long it lasts. California is supposed to start getting precipitation and so are we. I will wait and see if that happens before I will put any stock in long range climate prescriptions.
    I don't care how many super computers the doomsayers use "garbage in garbage out" still holds. Al Gore has been wrong and Obama's predictions were to. Follow the money in Albert Gore Juniors case and you will see why he's on the Climate Change Band Wagon. Obama he's just usually wrong which a majority of the people have learned and now some of the Journalists. Scientists once again, follow the money. If you want a grant put climate change in your proposal.

  • chilly Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 9, 2014 12:04 p.m.

    If the climate changes toward warmer temperatures, we may lose a few ski days. However:

    "In the United States the average person who died because of cold temperature exposure lost in excess of 10 years of potential life, whereas the average person who died because of hot temperature exposure likely lost no more than a few days or weeks of life.

    • In the United States, some 4,600 deaths are delayed each year as people move from cold northeastern states to warm southwestern states. Between 3 and 7% of the gain in longevity experienced over the past three decades was due simply to people moving to warmer states. . . .
    Cold-related deaths are far more numerous than heat-related deaths in the United States, Europe, and almost all countries outside the tropics. Coronary and cerebral thrombosis account for about half of all cold-related mortality.

    • Global warming is reducing the incidence of cardiovascular diseases related to low temperatures and wintry weather by a much greater degree than it increases the incidence of cardiovascular diseases associated with high temperatures and summer heat waves."

    It may not be the catastrophe that Mayor Becker and company anticipate.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Aug. 9, 2014 2:39 a.m.

    Chicken little theorem is good analogy of the climate change radicals who don't know what they are talking about. All science has rebuked the man made climate changes, the scientist who made the study admitted it had no accuracy or means to establish such a claim and prove any of this 100 year chicken little prediction.

    The sky has been falling for centuries and its still where it belongs and these doomsayers are blowing smoke out their rectums. Any global climate change is a matter of celestial influences and nothing man does or can do will change anything.

    The state and outdoor retailers and sports business should make some what if plans when the economy gets so bad and debt is non essential. The consumers are nearing final phase debt limits and 35% of the consumers who are the Americans. The financial bankers and brokers of debt are beginning to die a rapid death as the debt based spending is coming to an end.

    Consumers recovering from debt are not likely to return to plastic money again, they will change their lifestyles and spending habits first and live within their means.

  • kranny utah, UT
    Aug. 8, 2014 8:58 p.m.

    I remember the early 70's when "the experts" claimed we were heading for an ice age by the end of the decade. Remember when millions of bison roamed the central plains. How did this world ever survive those times. Now, I understand better why some are pushing this agenda again.

  • Twin Lights Louisville, KY
    Aug. 8, 2014 8:55 p.m.

    Business and community leaders accounting for climate change? That can't be right . . .

  • higv Dietrich, ID
    Aug. 8, 2014 7:26 p.m.

    When there is a high rate of snow and extreme cold weather what are people going to do? Like we have any control over the climate. Did wood and coal stoves and excess horse manure cause many problems? If it was not for chicken little we would have more things to keep us comfortable. Why do people have a longer life span now? Nothing bad there. We need to do something about manmade gravity changes that are effecting the earth real bad right now. It is essential. We have as much control over the environment as we do over gravity.