Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ripton resident Bill McKibben has a new article in the Washington Post, "Washington's snowstorms, brought to you by global warming". It's about climate change in the world, but also tied to our community's experience. For instance,

The cross-country ski race I've been training for, set for today high in the Green Mountains: cancelled, lack of snow...

Here in the mountains of the Northeast, for instance, lakes freeze later than they used to, and sometimes not at all: Lake Champlain remained open in winter only three times during the 19th century, but it did so 18 times between 1970 and 2007.


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