Requiem for Swiss Skiing

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While the New York Times reports on the threat posed to luxurious Swiss ski resorts as a result of global warming, one fan of the indie band HEALTH has produced an unofficial video that sounds the alarm on another potential casualty of a suddenly sultry Switzerland: the heroic ski jumper.

To view the video, take a look at this post on our environment and health blog, The Blue Marble.

—Cassie McGettigan

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