(Last Updated On: December 8, 2009)
Generations is a short film produced by TGR about something that should concern all skiers: climate change. It’s a really good movie, with a lot of historical footage, climate change information, and even a fair bit of top-notch skiing and snowboarding. The download is free, and can be found here. I tend to prefer ski movies with a little bit of plot or storyline in them, and this film was no exception. The kids near the end are hilarious, too.
Meanwhile, my friend Alison Gannett recently walked from London to Copenhagen to attend the Copenhagen Climate Conference and raise awareness for her Save Our Snow Foundation Climate change awareness is something that Alison has been working hard on for several years, and her efforts are noteworthy. Thanks for being such a leader on this issue, Alison!
Finally, I thought I’d mention how sad it is that so many people continue to dismiss climate change and the role humans play. The evidence is overwhelming, and the only studies discounting it seem to come from scientists funded by the oil industry. Even for people who think the entire global warming scenario is something cooked up by environmental extremists, reducing the use of fossil fuels should be a top priority for us all. Reducing our dependence on foreign oil is just one benefit of moving away from fossil fuels. The last time I was in Salt Lake City, the air was so thick with smog I couldn’t see even one block, and I don’t need any studies to know that my burning eyes and the metallic taste in my mouth was not good for me. Take some action, even if it’s just the small things mentioned at the end of Generations, like unplugging as much as you can every time you leave the house, or changing your light bulbs to the new compact florescents. At least check the movie out, it’s worthwhile as a ski flick alone.
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