MPR news printed an article about climate change and weather that I thought was very interesting and disturbing. While our winter weather was much colder than normal last year the climate is changing and our winters are 7 degrees warmer now than in the 1970’s. That’s bad for people who love winter and the recreational opportunities it presents.
There’s a big group of people who are very concerned with the warming trend. Protect our Winters is an organization made up of the global winter sports community. They hope to reduce the climate’s effect on snow sports and the economies they support. Their mission is “to engage and mobilize the winter sports community to lead the fight against climate change. Our focus is on educational initiatives, advocacy and the support of community-based projects.” You can find out more about them by visiting their website.
Let’s hope they can do something.