Global Warming: Fact or Fiction

By |  October 10, 2007

Golfdom’s October cover story is on global warming. I interviewed several people for the story, and I was surprised at the diverse opinions people shared about the topic. Global warming, whether you believe in it or not, could impact the golf course maintenance industry in several ways.

The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America takes neither a “yea” or “nay” stance on global warming, which it includes under the broader topic of climate change. But the GCSAA began studying the issue and its possible impact on the industry about a year ago. Carrie Riordan, the GCSAA director of information and public policy, says the GCSAA decided it needed to look into the matter on behalf of its 21,000 members. Riordan says the GCSAA doesn’t want to debate the topic because such a discussion would get nowhere with so many differing views among its members.

What do you think about global warming. Are you concerned how it could impact your line of work? Blog here and let us know your thoughts.

— Larry Aylward, Editor in Chief

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  1. mike jones says:

    very surprising to me that among superintendents there is any question as to whether global warming exists. Did you really mean to say that? The scientific community has taken a stance that it is a fact. Only questions are causes, effects, and options.