Wednesday, July 23, 2014

NHL & Global Warming: A Development Of Some Note

The NHL says that climate change is real, and announces measures the league will take to fight it. They're worried that the gradual disappearance of outdoor rinks might be detrimental to the game.  And it probably will be.  Less access to free ice-time means, down the road, a smaller pool of skilled skaters to draw from  The economic argument is simple and compelling: the more you charge for something the less of it you get.

3 comments:

deb Scott said...

too little, too late, :P

Steve Bloom said...

Indeed, late to the game. Although I'll forgive them if they aim a (metaphorical) puck toward Harper's teeth.

Rotterdam said...

Meanwhile our nearby pond was used well into March this year.

The Great Lakes had a record freeze.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2653519/Winter-Forecasters-reveal-Great-Lakes-FINALLY-ice-free-record-breaking-seven-months-frozen.html