Winter is in jeopardy. Inconsistent weather patterns caused by a changing climate are
causing destruction around the world, and the economic impact is being felt in both
large cities and small mountain communities.
As winter Olympic athletes, our lives revolve around the winter and if climate change
continues at this pace, the economies of the small towns where we live and train will
be ruined, our sports will be forever changed and the winter Olympics as we know it
will be a thing of the past.
The power we have as Olympians on a global stage is immense. Let’s use this year
to make a collective statement, to send a message to the world’s leaders to recognize
the impact of climate change and to take action now.
Please join us by signing this letter.
Andrew Newell, US XC Ski Team