I've been wading through hate mail for the last week after referring to the governor of Utah's "raging ignorance" on climate science in an AP news story. The mail doesn't come from defenders of the governor, (he's denying climate science in a state known for, and economically supported by, some of the best powder west of Aspen) but from the climate denial community. One of the common themes in the hate mail has been that solving climate change is a plot by East Coast liberal elites to stay employed, push their agenda, etc. The subtext is that to understand climate science, …
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Auden Schendler is vice president of sustainability at Aspen Skiing Company, author of Getting Green Done, and a board member of Protect Our Winters.
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