Snowriders International Applauds US – China Climate Agreement

By AlpineZone News |
Nov 21 2014 - 10:24 AM

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“This historic joint climate agreement by China and the US, the world’s two largest polluters, is good news for the future of mountains and snow. With climate change leading to increasingly erratic winters, decreasing snowpack, and shorter ski seasons, mountain communities need climate action now.” – Phil Huffeldt, Snowriders International.

Denver, CO – Last night, the U.S. and China announced a groundbreaking agreement to cut greenhouse gas pollution, raising the chances of a possible accord at the international climate summit scheduled for December 2015 in Paris. In response, Philip Huffeldt, the Coordinator of Snowriders International, said the following:

“This historic joint climate agreement by China and the US, the world’s two largest polluters, is good news for the future of mountains and snow. With climate change leading to increasingly erratic winters, decreasing snowpack, and shorter ski seasons, mountain communities need climate action now.

“As many ski areas open late this year due to unseasonably warm weather, this announcement provides a significant base layer for progress. Unpredictable winters and decreasing winter snowpack have already cost the winter sports world more than $1.07 billion since 1999.

“Snowriders International’s campaign Powder, Power Plants has been calling for a cut to greenhouse gas emissions from power plants to help protect hurting mountain communities and snowpack. We urge world leaders to reach for the peak of what is possible and build on Tuesday night’s agreement.”

To learn more and take action, visit Snowriders International’s website.

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Snowriders International is a grassroots group working primarily with skiers, snowboarders, and other mountain recreation enthusiasts to promote winter sports and protect the environment. www.snowridersinternational.org

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