Good evening and welcome to VoiceOver, Summit County’s only column that was thinking about going to Moab for spring break but decided not to after finding a nice thick layer of red desert dust in the local snowpack after our most recent storm.
Why bother going to Moab if Moab is willing to come here? Heck, that way, we can have the best of both worlds — red desert dirt and nice spring snow.
But really, this dust thing is pretty amazing. First thing in the morning, our trusty Subaru looked all pretty, covered with new snow to where you couldn’t see the winter’s worth of grime. But then when it all melted, there it was, a bright orange layer at the bottom of the snow …
And the thing is, it’s getting worse. The folks who track this stuff are pretty much convinced that the stuff can be traced to increased human activity in the Southwest, and it’s probably going to get worse if there are more droughts.
Scores of VoiceOver Readers: “Enough already with the global warming scare stories. We’re already all bummed out about this ski season, barely had a powder day all winter long. What do you want us to do?”
VoiceOver: We recommend an attitude adjustment involving renewable alternative energy sources, less consumption, more reflection and a general sense of humility and respect.
SOVOR: “That’s a lot to ask. We can barely remember what day of the week it is, and you’re asking us to get all Zen. Not sure we can handle that.” (more…)