I know there is a post about this that just came out, but I want to see what you guys think about my opinion, so I made this post for it.
Let me share what I have been able to gather over the past few years.
I'm not saying that we as humans have nothing to do with the raise in temperature. But people saying the the only reason why the temperature around the world is rising is because of human activity are ignorant.
The world is coming out of a mini ice age that was based in the 1800's. Since then, the amount of greenhouse gasses and most prominently CO2 have risen.
This is a chart showing CO2 vs temperature over the past 800,000 years. What's most interesting is if you put those two charts together you'll find that the temperature increases before CO2 emissions in the atmosphere. Even back 800,000 years!
I mean seriously consider how much CO2 emissions we have been able to be exposed to and burn off since the 1750's (the beginning of the industrial age). Now imagine how much carbon something like the presumed "supervolcano" that made most of the dinosaurs go extinct would have released.
What 90% of the people out there in the world don't understand is that this has been going on forever, way before humans. There is no stopping this cycle.
I'm studying geology, which can prove these cycles. Large deposits of carbon in layers show that this is no new news.
If anyone is interested you can look into this website, PM me for more or try to educate yourself.
What does this mean for skiing?
Well, more days in a t-shirt. That's about it. It being warm out doesn't mean we are going to stop getting snow, anyone that knows a decent bit about meteorology can tell you that warm weather drives moisture into the air. Cold nights can drop TONS of snow if the formula is there.
Sorry if this seems like a rant, but really it's a good thing to talk about.. Feel free to argue in the replies.