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E-M:/ Global warming melts northern Michigan snow economy

Enviro-Mich message from Keith Schneider <keith@mlui.org>

Dear Friend,
	There's no longer a dispute that global climate change is affecting 
Michigan, and especially it's northern Lower Peninsula snow sports 
industry. The length of the ski season in the region is a week to 10 days 
shorter than it was in the 1980s, according to ski resort owners. The 
number of visitors to Cadillac's winter festival is less than half what it 
was 20 years ago. Snowmobile sales in Michigan have fell to less  than 
15,000 this year from 27,000 in 1995. The Michigan Land Use Institute just 
posted an article on these and other trends, and an analysis of why, 
despite what appears to be accelerating warming, little is happening to 
solve global climate change in Washington, or in Lansing for that matter.
	See the piece at www.mlui.org.
	Thanks so much, Keith Schneider, deputy director, Michigan Land Use Institute  

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