Why the snow sports community should speak out on climate change legislation

Jeremy JonesThe following is an opinion piece from snowboarding legend Jeremy Jones. This has been widely published in newspapers across the USA.

Here in Victoria, we have a promise from the state government to deliver a Climate Change Bill. If prominant Australian skiers and boarders expressed this type of sentiment – and followed up with activism – it would bring a new dimension, perspective and sense of urgency to the climate change debate here.

“The impacts of climate change are often highlighted with far-off and dramatic examples: the loss of the polar icecap, rising sea levels and unpredictable seasonality. But for those of us living and working in mountain communities throughout the United States, the effects can be felt and seen much closer to home — in the form of shortened winter seasons resulting in lost tourism revenue, incomes and jobs”.

You can read his letter here.

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About Cam Walker

I work with Friends of the Earth, and live in Castlemaine in Central Victoria, Australia. Activist, dad to Tali & Mia, mountain enthusiast, climber & would be telemark skier.
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