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Ski out?

Dear Editor:

An observation of mine is:

“It seems as though the weather pendulum swings more extremely than in years of old. I note a pattern of extended wet and dry seasons. Storms are more violent but less frequent. The weather appears to be more volatile than in past years. I attribute this phenomenon to the global warming effect which induces additional energy into the atmosphere. The warmer winters and extended summer drought with violent spring tornadoes seem to bear this out. I believe we will see greater extremes of weather in the new century. Unless we act to decrease carbon dioxide emissions, ski racks on SUVs might become useless accessories here.”

– Excerpted from “An Aspen Weather Guide by Jim Markalunas,” published spring of 2010.

Jim Markalunas

Aspen


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