While the rest of the world is scrambling to decide how they’ll react to the news that President Trump may dump the Paris Climate Treaty, skiers in Vermont are suiting up for a day on the slopes.
The global warming hoax has been emphatically embraced by the ski and snowboard communities of the United States, particularly in the Northeast where resorts rely on cooler temperatures to produce man-made snow, adding significant costs to their operating expenditures for a season. Granted, the last few years have been rough for resorts in New York, New Hampshire, and Vermont, who boast some of the best skiable terrain in all of the world. However, the idea that man-made global warming is at fault just took a rough tumble down a double black diamond.
“Killington will be open for skiing on Thursday, and lift tickets are free, the Vermont resort said.
“It the first time that Killington has offered lift-serviced skiing in June since 2002.
“The resort said it stockpiled snow on its Superstar trail throughout the winter and spring, resulting in a snowpack up to 30 feet deep.
“Killington’s grooming team patched weak areas earlier this week and created a continuous snow surface on Superstar, but some walking will be required during the final operating day of the ski and snowboard season.”
Ski enthusiasts were a prime target of the global warming hoaxers due to their reliance on cold weather and their obvious level of disposable income. This combination made it extremely easy to eek out donations for misguided ecological causes, and, combined with a naturally occurring peak in sun activity over the course of the last two decades, it was relatively easy to convince some of the more oblivious chairlift riders that it was all their fault.
In reality, science has begun to understand that man-made greenhouse gasses are not driving a warming of the entire planet, as suggested by liberal pundits and talking heads in recent years. Instead, a more complete understanding of Earth’s relationship to the sun has an ever-growing contingent of climate scientists blaming the sun cycles for the brief uptick in average temperatures.
In more good news for those looking to make some slushy turns in Vermont in the near future, the sun looks to be heading toward a pattern of low activity called the Maunder Minimum that will provide much cooler temperatures worldwide in the next 5-20 years.
Perhaps, in the not so distant future, July 1st skiing at Killington will be a reality.