Police detain 900 protesters in Copenhagen who want to save the snow

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 12, 2009 12:42 pm

We’ve been saying for a while now how important it is to take action against climate change to save our snow and our snow culture. What would skiing and snowboarding be without snow? Water skiing and skateboarding, that’s what they would be. In the summer, that’s fine (in the northern hemisphere, that is), but in the winter…dang it, we want our snow! And no greenhouse emissions are gonna take that away from us!

Clearly, we’re a bit agitated here at The Ski Channel. However, we limit our exclamations to the written word, as opposed to the 900 folks in Copenhagen who had to be detained by Danish police officers for protesting too violently in front of the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit. I guess 900 out of 30,000 protestors aint bad, but still.

We love the passion people, we really do, but is throwing a brick through a window going to solve anything? Does it even make a point? Why not take a tip from the folks in Aspen? Click the link to read about what they did in peaceful protest.

Protests are being held all over the world, urging officials to take action, in places such as Australia, Hong Kong, Jakarta and the Philippines, although our reports say the violence is not nearly as prevalent there.

As leaders from all over the world gather to discuss the climate crisis, we can only hope for some positive progress. In the meantime, let’s all do our part to make sure our great great great great grandkids will be able to ski the same runs we did.