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Olympic athletes call for climate action

February 11, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

Summit County Citizens Voice

gf Olympic athletes say inaction on climate change affect the culture and economies of winter sports communities.

Meaningful climate treaty needed, Olympians say

By Summit Voice

FRISCO — The U.S. government may not exactly be leading the world in addressing global warming, but U.S. Olympic athletes are. Many of the skiers, skaters and snowboarders competing at the Sochi games have already seen climate change affect their communities, and using the spotlight of the quadrennial event, they’ve sent a letter to world leaders asking for effective action to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

Altogether, 105 Olympic athletes signed the letter, and 85 of them were Americans, with the rest hailing from Norway, Estonia, Switzerland and Germany. In their letter, the athletes asked world leaders to: “Recognize climate change by reducing emissions, embracing clean energy and preparing a commitment to a global agreement at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris 2015.”

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