Steamboat Today: Life as we know it
Author: The Steamboat Today Editorial Board - March 6, 2018 - Updated: March 6, 2018
We were impressed after this week’s Steamboat Springs City Council meeting to learn of how highly ranked our community is in terms of its ongoing efforts to take measures to mitigate the effects of climate change.
On a global level, the significant warming of the earth’s atmosphere has sobering implications for agriculture, coastal cities that are vulnerable to sea-rise, healthy forests and really, every aspect of our lives.
In Steamboat Springs, we have some serious concerns that are peculiar to mountain resort towns. Our economy depends heavily on a 144-day ski season that is dependent on an abundance of snow and water with which to make snow when the Park Range experiences sub-par snowpack.