VLS hosts climate change symposiumJanuary 29,2014VLS hosts climate change symposium
SOUTH ROYALTON — There will be a symposium on the effect of climate change on winter sports to be held at the Chase Center on the Vermont Law School campus on Feb. 6.
The symposium, “Brown Slopes, Bare Trails,” will be held from 12:45 to 2 p.m.
According to a release on the discussion by Vermont Law School, the negative economic effect of climate change on winter sports such as skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing and other outdoor recreation dependent on snow is well documented.
According to a report published this month by the University of Waterloo, Management Center Innsbruck and Interdisciplinary Centre, only 11 of the past 19 Olympic host cities will be “climate reliable” by mid-century, and Sochi will not be an option by 2050.
According to the release, last year, the Natural Resources Defense Council issued a report detailing “radically divergent weather patterns” and how “unpredictability and lack of snow can translate into a precipitous fall in revenue, an early economic indicator of what climate change looks like.”
The panel discussion will include co-author of the NRDC report, Elizabeth Burakowski, Ph.D.; Parker Riehle, president of the Vermont Ski Areas Association; Ian Jarrett, vice-president of HKD Snowmakers, a Massachusetts company that manufactures and supplies energy-efficient snowmaking technology; and Michael Hussey, director of Rikert Nordic Center at Middlebury College.
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