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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Winter sports stars hit Capitol Hill on climate issue

Is it the tip of an iceberg (as the saying used to go, back when there were such things as icebergs--heheh, just kidding)? Let's hope so. Four extreme winter sports stars visited Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., last week to share their views on the economic and employment threat that global climate change poses. The visit was on behalf of the organization Protect Our Winters, and my guess is that we'll be hearing a lot more from them. Kelly Henderson has the full story at the Natural Resources Defense Council's (NRDC) Switchboard blog. On a related topic, see Stephen Lacey's Climate Progress post on the snow sports community and climate education, and be sure to take six minutes of your life (you know you'd only waste them anyway) and watch the beautiful, dazzling trailer for the film All.I.Can., coming soon from Sherpas Cinema.

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