Skip to comments.Climate change threatens Winter Olympics
Posted on 01/24/2014 2:59:09 AM PST by Libloather
Washington, Jan 24 (ANI): Only six of the previous Winter Olympics host cities will be cold enough to reliably host the Games by the end of this century if global warming projections prove accurate.
Even with conservative climate projections, only 11 of the previous 19 sites could host the Games in the coming decades, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo (Canada) and Management Center Innsbruck (Austria).
The cultural legacy of the worlds celebration of winter sport is increasingly at risk, said Professor Daniel Scott, a Canada Research Chair in Global Tourism and lead author of the study.
Fewer and fewer traditional winter sports regions will be able to host Olympic Winter Games in a warmer world, he said.
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The crazy _astards just can’t stop, even when it’s cold enough to freeze the balls off of a brass monkey.
Too hot global warming. Too cold climate change.
Blah blah blah.
What happen this winter season is that the polar cold was diverted by a flex in the jet stream, that sent the greatest surge of cold over the Western Hemisphere, while what would have been the normally frigid winter that usually has encompassed the Sochi region was diverted at just a critical time for the Winter Olympics.
The greater picture is much more defined than it has been made out to be, but most people cannot see further than what is going on in their own street.
Greenland is probably actually getting a more than average increase in their seasonal ice coverage. But northern Siberia is not.
It`s that Bush & Rove weather machine !!!
In Other News:
The Super Bowl may be delayed due to winter conditions...
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The number of lies Is always great, The truth in its count Points to just One, With little warmth It evaporates all the lies, And travels era to era The burning truth!
We don’t have any mountains but its plenty cold here.
What BS! I was freezing yesterday and I’m in Tampa.
Stupid plan having SB in February in NJ, in an open stadium.
Warm temp in Russia is climate. Cold temp in North America is weather.
Even better is changing the schedule to tentative.
It’s not like anyone is going to SB party with about 150 friends and watching on nearly 20 screens...on a Sunday.
Besides, it’ll likely be 70 some odd degrees where I am and my home team, 9’ers, can watch in the same comfort
You don’t understand. As global warming leads to global cooling, global cooling leads to global warming.
Even if this happens, which is doubtful, would anyone really miss the winter Olympics? Few people wake up in the night worried about this non-crisis.
After we act like Chicken Littles about all of man's CO2 emissions, we can get a better perspective by eating a little pie chart:
1 - Record Setting Cold Temperatures:
Snow or ice does not disprove the existence of Global Warming. They are just anecdotal evidence of a temporary condition and cannot be regarded as valid indicators.
2 - Record Setting Warm Temperatures:
Drought, rain, storms, melting ice, or other unusual conditions are undeniable empirical evidence that man caused Global Warming is destroying the planet, and maybe even the entire galaxy.
Hey now, we got da Porcupine Mountains, and Crystal Mtn. and all dem other ski Mtns. We could easily do da Olympics in da UP, eh? And it sure as heck has been cold enough, we could have the figure skating on Lake Michigan, hockey on Pick Any Lake....
I saw a great article the other day by a climatologist (believe it was posted on this site) that said the sun, which provides all the external heat on earth, is in a decline that will likely lead to a mini ice age. When the sun's energy lowers, it affects the earth's jet stream causing large north/south elliptical sweeps across the planet. These huge swings lead to extremes, such as we now have in the U.S. with California baking and the rest of the country in a deep freeze.
Mmmm, no, don't think so.
You do know that Sochi is a Black Sea summer resort which has palm trees? << psst, palm trees will die in prolonged sub-freezing temperatures.
Nope, didn't think so.
We’ll have to do the winter olympics there. Got any mountains?
No global warming projections have proven accurate so far, ergo...
No doubt! Who the Fk came up with that stupid idea? Who in their right mind would spend all that money required to go to a Super Bowl only to freeze to death?
People said from early on that Sochi was a really questionable place for a Winter Olympics as it doesn’t normally get much snow. It’s on the Black Sea, which is where Russians have their Summer resorts! If you look at it, the latitude looks to be about even with Florence, Italy.
More’s the fool for them to promote Global anything. As it is, it should be ‘LOCAL Warming’ (in CA’s case).
They could have held it in Tampa last week..two straight days of waking up to 26 degrees
If you check the History of weather for this region... Sochi is not a great place for the Winter Games... but it is the cheapest region to hold it for that part of the world. They would have to spend a bunch of money on infrastructure to hold it where it would be perfect.
I hope that there are 40 inches of snow on the field and the temps are about -15f. I hope algore is there.
Its a cult. I made a comment on a brutally cold day a couple years ago to a woman. All the sudden it was a cult style voice; “Oh no, global warming is real. My daughter just graduated as an enviromental biologist and unfortunately global warming means it is going to get colder in the midwest.”
She was a customer so I couldn’t tell her;
1) What part of global and warming aren’t you putting together? And
2) Your daughter is an idiot and you have been ripped off.
I’m hoping it dumps two feet of snow. Nobody in their right mind would want to go to crap holes like NY/NJ on their best days, much less in the winter.
NFL idiots deserve a disaster for picking such unattractive, backwards places.
That's a pretty big "if" There would be palm trees in Minnesota and no ice on the Poles right now IF warming projections had proved accurate. I would be rich IF it rained hundred dollar bills here.
If that were the case, our weather would be 100 percent moderate.
You can't compare a 1950s Olympic temp and 2010s Olympic temp, as if all locations are the same. Anyone with any science knowledge would understand that location, not time, is the primary variable.
Let's just examine the average January temps of four game sites from the 1950s games and the last four game sites.
1948- St. Moritz, Switzerland (-9.5°C)
1952- Oslo, Norway (-4.0°C)
1956- Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy (-4.2°C)
1960- Squaw Valley, U.S. (7.6°C)
2000- Salt Lake City, USA (-2.3°C)
2006- Turin, Italy (2.9°C)
2010- Vancouver, Canada (3.0°C)
2014- Sochi, Russia (5.9°C)
So, with 10 minutes of research, I discovered that the average temperature of the last four Winter Olympic locations is 4.9C warmer than the four starting in 1948, due completely to location, not AGW. But this genius, likely spending months of time and tens of thousands in grant money, decided that location is a non-factor in temperature and that AGW was the clear underlying factor.
And the Left wonders why we don't take their “smart people” seriously.
So is this moron suggesting that the indoor ice rink events will be affected by the outdoor temperature?
Or the temperature on the higher elevation ski slopes will raise from 10 degrees to 13 degrees will make them unusable?
Is this moron unaware that recent bobsled/luge courses are refrigerated?
NFL idiots deserve a disaster for picking such unattractive, backwards places.
Not going to argue the horrible liberal types that run my home state of NY. places like the meadowlands are pretty far from the horrors of places like Newark and NYC.
Do you consider the cities of New Orleans or Houston any less Liberal? Yeah the states may vote conservative but the stank coefficient seems to live in many cities even in the so called Red states.
Perhaps this location was picked, knowing that it would be too warm, just so that the international spotlight would then be on "Global Warming". Just saying.
Okay, I'll take off my tinfoil hat now. But deep down you know it has the ring of truth to it.
“by the end of this century”
The only thing that will save the Winter Olympics is more Marxism.
Pray America is Waking
I don’t disagree with that.
I disagree. They wonder no such thing. They just say that WE are the stupid ones.
save for later
Why not hold the next Winter Olympics in Baton Rouge, La., where right now, it’s below freezing?
“Scientists” and the MSMedia: lean back and kick when we tell you and we’ll be able to make the swing go higher.
This is terrific news! I’ll finally earn my Gold in Winter Water Skiing!
See? Always, ALWAYS look for the Silver Lining! :)
More eco-porn, equivocation and guessing.