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Skiing and the Future of Snow

Photo Grant Gunderson, http://bit.ly/1aZVeeW
Adam Ü Tele-Skiing, Mt. Baker, WA"

  Eight thousand years ago, human beings invented skiing. Since then, it’s evolved into a $12-billion global industry. But as the journalist Porter Fox notes in a new book, with global warming accelerating, there’s a very real chance that skiing won’t even exist by the end of the century. Fox says that while skiers may be bummed by the possibility of a world with less snow, the impacts for the rest of the world will likely be far worse. Fox joins us Thursday to explore the history of skiing and the future of snow on a warming planet.

Porter Fox has been an editor for Power magazine since 1999. His writing has appeared in Power, the New York Times and Outside. His first book is called Deep: The Story of Skiing and the Future of Snow [Amazon].

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.