Australia Skiing Doomed

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Snowy retreat: Climate change puts Australia’s ski industry on a downhill slope

“Wednesday, December 3, 2003

U.N.: Global warming threatens ski resorts

The Associated Press

TURIN, Italy—Global warming is threatening the world’s ski resorts, with melting at lower altitudes forcing the sport to move higher and higher up mountains, according to a United Nations study released Tuesday

Downhill skiing could disappear altogether at some resorts, while at others, a retreating snow line will cut off base villages from their ski runs as soon as 2030, warned the report by the UN. Environment Program

“Climate change is happening now. We can measure it,” said Klaus Toepfer, executive director of the UN. program. “This study shows that it is not just the developing world that will suffer.”

The report focused on ski resorts in Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Australia, the United States and Canada, using temperature forecasts produced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a body of some 2,000 scientists The panel estimated temperatures will rise by a range of 2.5 degrees to 10.4 degrees Fahrenheit by 2100 unless dramatic action is taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

An accord aimed at halting global warming, meanwhile, may be dead. A top Kremlin official said Tuesday that Russia won’t ratify the Kyoto Protocol limiting greenhouse gas emissions because it will hurt the country’s economy.”

Fairbanks Daily News Miner, Dec 3, 2003, p. 8

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6 Responses to Australia Skiing Doomed

  1. Eli the Pit Bulldog says:

    Don’t look now but much of Australia is much colder than normal. The forecast is more warmer weather by the end of the week, thats welcomed by most.
    These climate clowns can’t get anything right

  2. rah says:

    UN IPPC: Make catastrophic predictions. Reality turns out to be exactly opposite of those predictions. Ignore that fact and make the same predictions again moving the time back. ad infintitum………..

  3. Torgo says:

    Has ANY government-funded climate scientist made ANY prediction that turned out to be accurate? With their precious “models”, pffffft.

  4. GWS says:

    Few will bother to check this out and the majority will only remember the headlines. In a year or two, no one will remember what happened and no one will bother to check — propagandists win.

  5. dm says:

    “Drat, Missed AGAIN!” Maxwell Smart

    How does climate alarmism qualify as science? To qualify, hypotheses and theorems must yield results resembling actual observations. Climate forecasts never do, or, at best, rarely do–as Tony documents again, and again, and again …

  6. Kzv says:

    This must be one of those rare climate predictions that turned out wrong… never mind, just bury and move on to the next one

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