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Canadian Racer donates half his winnings to help fight global warming

post #1 of 16
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Just saw this, thought it's worth a look: http://tsn.ca/tsn/news_story/?ID=187649&hubname=

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Canadian PressGrandi to donate half of '07-08 winnings

12/8/2006 1:45:45 PM
CALGARY (CP) - Olympians Thomas Grandi and Sara Renner are running out of snow to compete on - so the married couple is partnering with David Suzuki to try and help fix the problem.
Suzuki and his foundation is asking winter athletes to help combat global warming and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Grandi plans to donate half his World Cup winnings this season to the David Suzuki Foundation. He has twice won gold on the World Cup circuit in giant slalom.
Renner won a silver medal in cross-country skiing at the Olympics and is taking this season off because she is pregnant.
Considering these guys aren't making huge bucks, especially compared to most other sports (or even other WCers), I think this is really generous.
post #2 of 16
It's more than some governments seem to be doing.
I don't want this to become a "Politics and Hot Topics" thread so I won't say any more on that subject. Grandi had a great season last year and I continue to wish him success.
post #3 of 16
why just winter athletes?
good work on grandis part, but i trust suzuki about as far as i can spit(not saying global warming is right or wrong) the dude is all about self promotion and couldn't keep a real job to save his life(CBC doesn't count)
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Originally Posted by waxman View Post
why just winter athletes?
good work on grandis part, but i trust suzuki about as far as i can spit(not saying global warming is right or wrong) the dude is all about self promotion and couldn't keep a real job to save his life(CBC doesn't count)
You sound ridiculous. Back up what you're saying with some facts or don't bother posting crap.

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Good for Renner and Grandi!

I've been wondering about the enviro impact of ski waxes - any info on this handy?
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) the dude is all about self promotion and couldn't keep a real job to save his life(CBC doesn't count)
he was a prof for almost 40 years......
post #6 of 16
Kudos to Grandi !!
post #7 of 16
It's a grand gesture which should be followed by equal concern from the White House, the Congress, and every other body politic in the world. Unfortunately, when you run a country in a warm and snowless climate whose lifeline depends upon increased carbon emissions and whose major concern is that women should not drive cars or show their faces, then global warming is not really a hot issue.
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“There is no convincing evidence that human release of carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gases is causing, or will cause in the future, catastrophic heating of the Earth's atmosphere or disruption of the Earth's climate.”

-Oregon Petition, from the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine, signed by over 17,000 international scientists including more than 2000 of the world's leading climatologists, meteorologists and planetary / atmospheric scientists.

“There is no consensus about the cause of the slight warming of the past century. We are disturbed that activists, anxious to stop energy and economic growth, are pushing ahead with drastic policies without taking notice of recent changes in the underlying science”

-Statement of Principle, signed by 55 of the world's leading atmospheric scientists, issued prior to the Rio Summit
post #9 of 16
For a self-description of the"The Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine"
see:http://www.oism.org/

See more pointedly:http://www.sourcewatch.org/wiki.phtm...and_M edicine

For a rather more authoritative research institute there is Woods Hole: http://whrc.org/resources/online_pub...c_evidence.htm


Back to athletes activities, Steve Nyman of the US Ski Team is also making his own contribution to the fight to do something about Global Warming.

Edited: to remove what might be construed as political comment by me.
post #10 of 16
It is very generous for them to do so. Now we can only hope that the world cup cash prizes increase. I wonder how much steady income these two have from advertising deals? Any idea?
post #11 of 16
What a generous gesture. I find it disturbing that some posters find it appropriate to cast aspersions upon the charity of others.

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Robinson established the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine in 1980. In its early years, the OISM focused much of its attention on a new theory that Robinson had developed regarding "molecular clocks" that he thought might influence aging. It also became involved in issues related to nuclear war and civil defense. It published two books, Nuclear War Survival Skills (foreword by H-bomb inventor Edward Teller), which argues that "the dangers from nuclear weapons have been distorted and exaggerated" into "demoralizing myths." Robinson also co-authored another civil defense book titled Fighting Chance: Ten Feet to Survival, in collaboration with Gary North, who like Robinson is a conservative Christian. North is also a prolific author of doomsday books with titles such as None Dare Call It Witchcraft; Conspiracy: A Biblical View; Rapture Fever; and How You Can Profit From the Coming Price Controls.
hahaha, you can't make this stuff up....
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Originally Posted by matt7180 View Post
“There is no convincing evidence that human release of carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gases is causing, or will cause in the future, catastrophic heating of the Earth's atmosphere or disruption of the Earth's climate.”

-Oregon Petition, from the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine, signed by over 17,000 international scientists including more than 2000 of the world's leading climatologists, meteorologists and planetary / atmospheric scientists.

“There is no consensus about the cause of the slight warming of the past century. We are disturbed that activists, anxious to stop energy and economic growth, are pushing ahead with drastic policies without taking notice of recent changes in the underlying science”

-Statement of Principle, signed by 55 of the world's leading atmospheric scientists, issued prior to the Rio Summit
You dug your own hole here. :

You should do more research on who and what you are quoting.
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It's a grand gesture which should be followed by equal concern from the White House, the Congress, and every other body politic in the world. Unfortunately, when you run a country in a warm and snowless climate whose lifeline depends upon increased carbon emissions and whose major concern is that women should not drive cars or show their faces, then global warming is not really a hot issue.
I'll be the first in line to criticize Saudi Arabia almost every time, but when it comes to greenhouse gases and global warming there's certainly a leader - and it isn't awful Saudi Arabia...






post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by Lostboy View Post
It's more than some governments seem to be doing.
I don't want this to become a "Politics and Hot Topics" thread so I won't say any more on that subject. Grandi had a great season last year and I continue to wish him success.
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Originally Posted by Lostboy View Post
Back to athletes activities, Steve Nyman of the US Ski Team is also making his own contribution to the fight to do something about Global Warming.

Edited: to remove what might be construed as political comment by me.
Smart thinking Lostboy
Others should follow your lead.

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Originally Posted by skiingman View Post
What a generous gesture. I find it disturbing that some posters find it appropriate to cast aspersions upon the charity of others.




hahaha, you can't make this stuff up....
I am impressed with the quality of character this displays, in these athletes. Even if a few are doing it for self promotion, there is still some good to come of it, but I'm not convinced that it's self promotion as much as a real desire to do some good.
post #15 of 16
Barnstormer- Since they are Canadian atheletes they don't get a great amount of sponsorship money.things are getting better,but a lot of our high end amateur atheletes still work in order to be able to pay for training costs,etc.Things are getting better,but it;s a slow road.I believe Ken Read,former Crazy Canuck and head of Alpine Canada is attempting to change this especially with Vancouver hosting the 2010 Winter Games.I'm sure both corporate and private donations would be appreciated.
post #16 of 16
for whatever reason i can not edit my post so i withdraw my previous comment until i can verify my statements
through faculty members and family members

Thomas is doing a good thing...
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