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La Niña Winter Ski Report

by Ben Jervey

October 27, 2010

To aid in your winter ski vacation plans, I present to you the map above, courtesy of NOAA (via Climate Central). It's looking like Montana, the Cascades, and British Columbia are going to get dumped on. (Revelstoke, here we come!)

In less, shall we say, self-serving news, Michael Lemonick explains La Niña in the context of climate change. He warns that "weather extremes are on the way" and that La Niña likely means ever worse drought conditions for the American southwest.

Of course, whatever the weather this winter, we can be fairly certain that somewhere someone will use a big snowstorm to try to disprove global warming. Which is actually quite backwards, as Weather Underground's Jeff Masters told us last winter.

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Ben is a writer and editor covering climate change, energy, and environment, and is currently the Climate and Energy Media Fellow at Vermont Law School. He was the original Environment Editor at GOOD Magazine and his work has appeared regularly in National Geographic News, Grist, DeSmogBlog, and OnEarth. He recently worked with the non-profit Focus the Nation to publish an Energy 101 primer. When living in New York City, he wrote a book, The Big Green Apple, on how to live a lower impact life in the city. A bicycle enthusiast, Ben has ridden across the United States and through much of Europe.
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