Global warming is the impending doom we have to stop before we all die horrible fiery deaths.

At least, it was back in 2006 when Al Gore released “An Inconvenient Truth.” Three years later, it’s “climate change” that’s the future boogeyman.

Well, ski resorts are loving the climate change. It seems it’s good for the economy.

In Las Vegas: sunpotsandthesnowman.jpg

The 2009-2010 season at the Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort is underway, the earliest the resort has ever been open.

Unseasonably cold nighttime temperatures and aggressive snowmaking efforts have produced snow on Chair Three, Rabbit Peak, the only lift and trail scheduled to open.“There are many skiers and snowboarders who love to jib on our freestyle terrain features, and we expect many families to take advantage of this great opportunity to learn the sport and have fun so early in the season,” said Base Operations Manager Craig Baldwin.

I can’t confirm whether the president has authorized American businesses to go to Vegas again, but there are other opportunities. If you don’t want to risk it, you can still go to Loveland, Colorado:

Boasting its earliest opening day in 40 years, Loveland officials opened for skiing today. Arapahoe Basin announced it would open Friday.

Loveland is the first ski area in North America to open its season, with $44 lift tickets. Loveland trail crews were able to begin snowmaking operations on Sept. 21.

Kids in Idaho are getting snow days already. Ah, snow days, I knew you well (that’s right, I just paraphrased Hamlet):

This may be one for the record books, not only how early this heavy fall snowstorm is, but the fact that it appears to have created the earliest snow day in the history of the Blaine County School District.

“We got dumped on last night, you can see that by looking around here. We weren’t quite ready for it. It did cause us some issues in the school district,” Lonnie Barber, Blaine County Superintendent.

Not just the school district, but throughout the county. At least 3,500 Idaho Power customers in the Wood River Valley were without electricty today. Utility officials blame heavy wet snow for knocking out power in Bellevue and Hailey. Outages were also reported in Fairfield and Carey.

The trees still had leaves on them, which led to heavy accumulation of snow and then the limbs broke free and pulled down power lines across the state.

Elsewhere, Chicago is looking at its earliest snowfall EVAH:

The forecast says that Saturday night rain will turn into the white stuff early Sunday morning.

If the snow sticks, it would be the earliest recorded measurable snowfall in Chicago. The record was set just three years ago when it snowed on Oct. 12.
But it won’t be a complete anomaly – Chicagoans are used to strange, disappointing weather.

Chicago has played host to October snowstorms before. Back in 1989 we got hit with 6.3 inches for the month.

What’s worse than the snow is the below freezing temperatures that are expected to accompany it.

Let’s not forget that the immense amount of carbon dioxide is going to cause the Earth’s temperature to rise and that everyone is going to die if we don’t heavily tax the energy industry, which will cause a rise in energy prices, and then take those taxes and transfer them to poorer countries. This massive transfer of wealth is the only thing that can save us.

Or it could be the Sun.

Cross posted at Right Wing News.

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