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Get ready for flip-flop weather

Dear Editor:Is anyone sick and tired of being peppered with global warming this global warming that all frigging day long? I understand earth is heating up and the glaciers in Alaska are melting, but just last week, Bill Gray of CSU says most likely humans are not the cause of global warming. He and Max Mayfield (director of the National Hurricane Center) seem to agree on this issue. These are two of the most influential meteorologists in the United States. Funny how they don’t get much play from the “elite media” who want to control your life and pocketbook through the environmental movement. Presently in Europe and New Zealand the glaciers are actually growing, don’t hear much about that either.Now we have the Aspen Skiing Co. using global warming scare tactics to get business, huh. I think this is one of the craziest, most hypocritical ideas in advertising I’ve ever seen. Granted, Skico has turned Aspen into a wonderful group of ski areas. They have opened runs that I would never have believed they would be accessible. However, if they believe in human-caused global warming, they are definitely one of the biggest offenders. All the plastic boots, skis, jackets (snow cats, snowmobiles etc…) not to mention the planes people take to get here are what they say causes global warming. If they really practice what they preach the would immediately cease all operations and close down their business. Are they doing that? I think not.If there’s no snow here by 2100, so be it. Remember, this area use to be part of the inland sea, and Ajax used to be subsurface. Global warming advocates and many in this valley want to stop climate change. Let me tell you the earth is supposed to have climate change, it always has had climate change and always will. If they try to stop natural climate change then I think they are the problem and quite selfish at that just to preserve their business. Maybe Skico should send all their potential customers a nice new pair of hiking shoes, so they can walk their way from Miami to Aspen. Oh wait, the soles of those shoes are made of oil, so they can’t do that either!Tom AndersonAspen Village