My grad school (Ski U Boulder) just sent out an alumni newsletter (Go Big Red!) in which the story of a new lobbyist for the "government hypothesis" on climatology noted how the reason for his advocacy was the preservation of the multi-billion dollar winter sports industry. OK, he lives in Aspen, I can see where he's going.....
....until I read what he does for a living. More or less, Mr. Chris Davenport makes a living by going to mountains all around the world and skiing down the most dangerous ones that are plausibly ski-able. He apparently made to six continents in 2011 and skied on 150 of the 365 days.
OK, so let's do the math on this one. Mr. Davenport and his entourage fly a commuter plane out of Aspen to Denver, LA, or San Francisco, then take a good portion of a jumbo jet halfway around the world and back, and they do this probably 20 times a year or more.
Seeing that Mr. Davenport's job burns more fossil fuel than does my entire neighborhood, I think it takes a lot of gall for him to accuse us of being the cause to the problem.
Let the games begin -
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