Utah ski resorts were reporting 0” base and no new snow three days before the Thanksgiving holiday, typically the ski season opener. The loss of reliable early and late season skiing is a predicted effect of global climate change and the ski industry is worried. In October, Park City Mayor Jack Thomas signed on to Climate Reality’s 100% Committed campaign, pledging that the city’s electricity would come entirely from renewable sources by 2032.
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Amy Brunvand is an academic librarian who currently works in the University of Utah Sustainability Office, coordinating sustainability education, research and initiatives at the University.