Better than the weather
In spite of all the concern over global warming, it could be argued that that this phenomenon has little to do with the accumulation of greenhouse gases resulting from the combustion of Earth’s natural resources. The explanation may simply lie in climatic change. Newspapers and magazines publish articles about heatwaves, melting ice-caps and retreating glaciers, but we know that similar events have taken place throughout the entire existence of our planet, which continues to turn on its axis as the seasons come and go. Accurate climatic data based on scientific evidence has been developed only recently. Is it reasonable to suggest that the human race has the upper hand when it comes to dealing with climatic evolution and the forces of nature? Elderly folk from Saanenland talk of snow coming in October and melting in May; perhaps some of them have forgotten the winter of 1964 when there was no snow at all. And the first years of the new century brought to the region a series of memorable winters.
Photos from the Gstaad Saanenland Calendar 2008. Click here to order the calendar.