05 Feb '13, 2pm

The sad story of climate change, told through neighborhood ice rinks

The sad story of climate change, told through neighborhood ice rinks

We’re always looking for new ways to make naysayers understand the seriousness of climate change, but in Canada it’s pretty clear: If you want people to be concerned about global warming, remind them that it threatens hockey . To help you in this endeavor, a Canadian organization has built an interactive map of Canada and the northern U.S. that lets you see the location of outdoor skating rinks, and whether or not they have managed to freeze. The organization is called Rinkwatch and its motto is pretty straightforward: “Where backyard skating meets environmental science.” Its mission is pretty simple too: It asks people for daily reports on the state of their local outdoor rink. It then puts a little skating guy to denote the presence of a rink. You can go to this site anytime you want, and by clicking “skateable” or “not skateable,” get some sense of how this whole global...

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