A while back, I wrote about indoor ski slopes blooming in countries including Japan, England, and the U.S. of A. Seems it’s an upward trend: The United Arab Emirates has just joined the herringboning hordes. Yes, that’s right, the world will soon have its first desert skiing area, thanks to enterprising developers in Dubai.

Will we end up in a world where all the snow and ice is gone, and the only way to ski is indoors, in the desert? Will the desert still be the desert? And in the meantime, how much power does it waste to run these mounds of gluttony?

Suddenly I feel like Andy Rooney.

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