Climate Change: The End of NY's Ski Industry?

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Sometimes there is the need for a HSQ on a 600 vertical run.  Killington's Snowshed area is about 575 vertical over a run of 3,500 feet.  The HSQ runs great for a beginner lift.  It is run slower than most HSQ'S.  It runs at 800 fpm making the trip in about 5 minutes with very few stops.  The doubles next to it are a royal shit show.  They slow down and stop constantly and take at least 10 minutes to ride.  That's what happens when you put a bunch of beginners on a fixed grip.  
I've lived in New York my entire life.
Adk Jeff Adk Jeff
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^^ Mr. Tangent arrives.
raisingarizona raisingarizona
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I don't think most people are grasping the full ramifications of climate change.

Hope I believe is a critical component of the human experience but I also think it can be as blinding as religiosity or extreme nationalism. I'm going to hold onto hope until the very end, I think we are programmed to do that. It keeps us moving forward no matter what the outcome. That behavior is pretty darn comparable to cancer cells. Maybe technological advancements will help us adapt to the changing world but if I'm completely honest with myself I think we are rapidly headed towards some very serious shit.

This has happened before just never at this magnitude or with such a massive globally connected population. Historically every civilization collapses and it's often related to climate change. It's followed by famine, disease, wars, and large scale die offs.

If the climate continues the way it is headed now things are probably going to get ugly. Like really ugly and it's going to happen in the not so distant future.

Just watch what happens this summer for you guys. With all of these warm temperatures and standing water for so long I imagine your mosquito and tic season is going to be pretty big. Those little buggers carry bacteria, disease, and parasites. Climate change is going to bring in a whole new batch of super bugs.

Crops? Forget about any stability in our food production. Drought for several years to flooding the next isn't going to create any stability for agriculture. Farmers won't be able to stay in business unless they are aided with tax dollars.

How many more times is New Jersey going to rebuild the shore before they decide they can no longer afford to do so?

Throw in some serious displacement of the huge low elevation ocean side populations and then you have yourself one serious shit sandwich developing. Will you guys that live in those suburban communities outside of NYC help take in the millions of refugees? I hope you have some guns to defend your food cache.

The 1% or what I like to call the corporation will probably develop their own hold outs, gated communities safe from the rest of us. Heck, even you engineers, doctors, dentists, and business folks making a quarter mill a year won't be included in that club. You will be right here with the rest of us fighting over the scraps. The Donalds kids and grandkids will get to build his wall but ironically the people that support him right now, well their kids and grandkids will be locked out.

Like the Anasazi, our civilization will collapse and be followed by famine, disease, and war. The Anasazi though fought with rocks and sticks, we now have nuclear, chemical, and who knows what else weapons. Those with the power will control the robots, the flying drones, etc.

If you think I'm being dramatic and it's silly I don't think you are paying enough attention. This has happened before.

We are already watching the ecosystems evolve right before our very own eyes here in the west, especially here in the southwest. Millions of acres of forests are burning up every year. Here on the southern edge of the Colorado Plateau we have one of the largest stand of Ponderosa Pine forests, as they burn up they are being replaced with Juniper and other various desert scrub. Last year I saw a sounder of Javelina's at 8500 ft. That was a first. They have only been in Sedona for about 50 years, a tropical beast that has migrated up through Mexico over the last 100 years. These sort of changes are being observed all over the globe.

Skiing? Lift ticket prices? Snowmaking? HAHA! We aren't going to be worried about pleasurable recreational pursuits, we are going to be focussed on the next meal.

Kids like Sno with his baby skin soft hands won't survive for long.

Yup, it's bleak but it's the unfortunate reality.
skimore skimore
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I'm not on your doom and gloom bandwagon. Seems like the sun has a good say in it which no one has a handle on yet

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/SORCE/sorce_04.php
raisingarizona raisingarizona
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Its what will likely happen if these patterns or more like lack of patterns continue. I'm trying to stay hopeful. I have a kid and I'm going to school. I want better but I'm also not going to ignore the very real red flags right in front of our faces.
YUKON CORNELIUS YUKON CORNELIUS
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snoloco wrote
Sometimes there is the need for a HSQ on a 600 vertical run.  Killington's Snowshed area is about 575 vertical over a run of 3,500 feet.  The HSQ runs great for a beginner lift.  It is run slower than most HSQ'S.  It runs at 800 fpm making the trip in about 5 minutes with very few stops.  The doubles next to it are a royal shit show.  They slow down and stop constantly and take at least 10 minutes to ride.  That's what happens when you put a bunch of beginners on a fixed grip.
And sometimes there is a need to shut your pie hole instead of spewing keyboard diarrhea where your tedious agenda doesn't even apply.
"This is pure snow! Do you have any idea what the street value of this mountain is?"
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Dude??
How do you get up in the morning??

I hear a shot of Potassium Chloride is quick and painless
"Peace and Love"
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I:)skiing wrote
  Upstate NY will be a great place to live if all the predictions come true.   It will be the North Carolina of the future.
funny, I always joke that we should buy property in North Carolina because it will eventually have Florida's climate.
JTG4eva! JTG4eva!
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'Zona's directorial debut.....forget the zombie apocalypse, it's World War C (for Climate).

Not saying I disagree, but my bother is the one who is going to pass all of his semi-autos to my boys, who will be the ones to fight the war after I'm returned to dust.
We REALLY need a proper roll eyes emoji!!
raisingarizona raisingarizona
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JasonWx wrote
Dude??
How do you get up in the morning??

I hear a shot of Potassium Chloride is quick and painless
 
HAHA! I know, it sounds terrible but it's the reality! Or possible future reality.

I don't know how people keep ignoring what it all really means or what the likely outcomes actually are.

That being said I have dark fantasies of living in a post zombie apocalypse world.
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