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Great event. Thanks to everyone who put this on, and especially those who attended.
This is great. Could you also include info on all the collegiate skiers, both Alpine and Nordic, of which there are several int eh US competing at a high level? Start with CU which is stacked with SBS skiers. Thx.
Maynard, You answered the test right there: none of Professor Plimer's work, nor the work he refers to, is peer-reviewed science. While it could be accurate (anything is possible), it can bear little to no merit from a scientific perspective.
Yes, climate change has been remarkably absent from the presidential election discourse. Thanks Tom for pointing this out. This omission is due mostly to the voluntary ignorance of peer reviewed science of a large part of our populace, as well as more recent climate data that unequivocally shows the climate is warming and at much faster rates than was projected. And then political leadership whoa re being, well.... political.
As a colleague of mine who works in corporate sustainability says: "Show me peer-reviewed science that says otherwise, and I would love to admit I am wrong". There is not another developed country in the world with anywhere near the rates of denialism of here in the US. Is it possible that we in fact have it right?
And while we debate how to regain our position in the global economy it seems more than a little odd to me that we are mostly ignoring the opportunities that exist from more effectively addressing all of the impacts of climate change, as well as ways to slow and lessen it. Much of this is about resource efficiency and productivity, and isn't this what our economy has been using to eek out economic growth over recent history?
So while we debate its existence, and whether it is is anthropogenic, the costs mount. And the potential benefits lessen from shifting our approach to economy and people's well-being.
That just doesn't make sense to me.
[Here is the (only) comment by one of the two main candidates on climate change in a long time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWbwsuk3-cI ]
Thanks for taking on this issue.
You note the challenge of the gray area of choosing businesses that are not in competition with existing businesses. Creating guidelines around that is indeed challenging. However the example you site doesn't seem wholly valid. From what you share the Sober Guys service provides a value added service when compared with Go Alpine as it relates to inebriated vehicle owners. Go Alpine does a great job of transporting these types of customers. Sober Guys seems to be targeting the particular need of people who wish to wake up and have their vehicle with them. This goes double for in winter when there is a cost to leaving your vehicle on the roadside or in a parking lot. From this perspective, Sober Guys are offering an innovative service that currently is not available in the local marketplace, that also stands to reduce the number of dangerous drivers on the road.
perhaps a micro-finance program might create the funding to encourage start-ups, and businesses attempting to grow, without the give-away. It could be funded by crowd-sourcing locally, or by the City itself.
Awesome. Lighting can be a simple, passive way to save energy, money, and reduce emissions.
Thanks to the both of you for being willing to participate in this process and to offer your service to the community.
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