Ski Champions do Tricks for Climate Change
Snow sports are taking a big hit from the effects of global warming and now, enthusiasts are taking a stand and addressing the problem at the UN climate talks. At a WWF action outside the conference in Poznan, snowboarders performed a series of tricks as a way to express their support for action against rising temperatures.
Many famous snowboarders have already signed a petition urging a new, ambitious global climate treaty:
From the European Alps to the Asian Himalayas, the US Rockies and the Central American Andes, global warming means milder winters and less snowfall. Ice and snow are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of global warming, and as avid skiers and snowboarders we see our beloved sports endangered.
Athletes, like skiers and snowboarders, see the first hand affects of climate change and are taking a role in the call to action. Click here for a list of signatories to the petition.