Friday, June 2, 2017

Paris Climate Accord Disappointment

The Paris Climate Accord is a mostly voluntary agreement by more than 190 nations creating a plan to curb green house gas emissions. At the time of its adoption in 2015, Arapahoe Basin was very pleased to support this measure. Needless to say, we are very, very disappointed to see the United States pull out of the accord. Leaders from Exxon Mobile, Royal Dutch Shell, Goldman Sachs and General Electric have all commented that pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord is bad for the U.S. It is hard to imagine but, even leaders from some of the world’s largest oil companies think this is a bad idea.


Without a doubt, Arapahoe Basin remains committed to its sustainability efforts and, more specifically, its efforts to reduce the impacts of climate change. While the potential to impact the ski and resort business is obvious, climate change is a far greater issue to our nation and the world. Now more than ever, we need to enhance our focus on climate advocacy. We need to focus on our practices of reducing green house gas emissions and using our very visible position to lead by example. We do not have the time to wait on Washington.

66 comments:

Anonymous said...

Blah, Blah, Blah

Nick Esker said...

I'm disappointed that the Legend feels the need to get political. Isn't this place about skiing and escaping that negativity, even for a short while?

But the door has been opened. Climate change is merely a symptom of a greater underlying environmental issue - overpopulation. Something the Legend should know a lot about.

Every person brought into the world, using an average life expectancy of 79 years, will create 1300 cubic tons of carbon and consume enough water to nearly fill Lake Erie. If we want to get serious about the environment, we need to quit asking the government to continue blindly spending money on band aid fixes.

Let's get serious about climate change by getting serious about population control. And by removing The Legend from the Epic Pass!

Anonymous said...

unfortunately it was a very bad deal and unfair for the US. It doesn't mean that the environment is not important. I little more research on the whole agreement is probably necessary

Anonymous said...

Talking about climate shouldn't need to be political. That's just what "The Man" wants it to be. Join the rest of the world and think outside the box. Thanks Al for your great words and strong position on the topic!

Clintbacca said...

Thanks for not being scared to take a stance. Climate change is serious for a multitude of reasons, but first and foremost it's a threat to our 8-10 month ski season ! :D

Anonymous said...

This is not a political issue, it is a human issue. I appreciate the Basin taking a stand on climate change and for all you guys are doing!

Anonymous said...

Props for taking a stand Al! I love that the Basin stands for something.

And Nick Esker, appreciate you leaving the Basin so there is more room for the educated folks to go skiing!

Anonymous said...

hey nick, good point....stay in boulder

Anonymous said...

Sad to see A Basin get political too. Besides maybe THE point is exactly what Al mentions, they will continue with their own initiatives, i.e, freedom at it's best!

Durand Tovar said...

Been riding Abasin for 30yrs. With the recent shift in attitude. Non 420 friendly staff while at work. Employees confiscating Weed. Then seeing them smoking cannibus.
The now political mountain....
I'm probably not gonna be returning next year.
Mixing politics with snow sports sets a very bad example
Abasin it would seem would rather over serve you bloody Mary's at the bar send u on your way in the "family friendly" atmosphere ...do drive home drunk ...
Then leaving the politics in Washington and there resort kid taking guests cannibus

Anonymous said...

Hi from Europe. It feels very surreal to have the US leader join with the Syrian regime and say America doesn't care about the future of the planet, doesn't care about our children's future. We've had so many decades of the UN and US taking sanctions against countries like Iran and North Korea and yet the US President says America wants to do more damage to the world than any of these pariah countries and their extreme regimes ever have. So now we have to look to countries like China for moral guidance since the US president has abdicated responsibility and declared America the world destroyer, not the world's saviour and moral leader it was previously seen as. What a weird world eh? It's great to hear that America does have a strong government structure though that means that individual states and businesses and even ski resorts can continue with the rest of the planet in our fight against climate change. Thsnks for the blog and for keeping the faith.

mallthus said...

Transcending the morality of not destroying the planet when we have a choice, let's not forget that it's just good business for people in the snow sports industry to speak on behalf of the planet.

Regardless of whether you "believe" or not, the climate IS CHANGING and that change has a very real possibility of destroying the sports of skiing and snowboarding. It might be in my lifetime (I'm 48), but if I want to ensure my children and potential grandchildren have the opportunity to enjoy the sport I love, it means, at the very least, stopping those who'd put their poor investment choices ahead of the health of the planet.

And make no mistake, a focus on fossil fuels isn't about jobs or choice or any other feel good propaganda you might have read or heard. It's about protecting the property investments of people and corporations who've chosen to invest in either fossil fuel mineral rights or the technology and infrastructure to extract said fossil fuels.

Anonymous said...

Won't miss you. Go whine somewhere else

JustHi said...

Thank you Alan, for publicly expressing your point of view on the importance of Global Warming, especially to the ski industry. I personally will feel the benefit of any science deniers who choose not to return to The Arapahoe Basin.

Anonymous said...

Most posters here don't even know what is in the accord. Go do some research.

Anonymous said...

Skiing and climate change are inherently connected. I am deeply grateful to A-Basin and Al's leadership on this issue, including hosting a public seminar discussion on climate change and skiing this spring.

As an avid skier and snow lover, I care deeply about curbing CO2 emissions here at home and worldwide so that we can preserve epic snow and skiing for generations to come. I recently became a member and supporter of POW (Protect Our Winters) and have learned so much on the issue from the very best skiers, riders, resorts, and gear brands that make up POW: https://protectourwinters.org/about-us/

Thank you A-Basin for supporting POW and for being a thoughtful industry leader on this critical issue.

Anonymous said...

Fact: 2,440 NEW coal plants being built by countries that have signed the Paris Accord.

Craig said...

Thank you Al.

This is a very important time in our history and it is critical that companies, cities, states, and individuals stand up against what is wrong. This is not a political issue, it is only politicians that want to make it one. This is a human issue.

Your ability to put your neck out knowing that some people will have strong and uninformed opinions on this issue is not going unnoticed by me.

I will continue to only ski the Basin and this reinforces my decision.

Anonymous said...

Dear Haters,

Climate change is happening whether you believe in it or not. Making commitments to reduce emissions is the very least the US could do, considering the US has been and continues to be the most responsible entity for the primary drivers of climate change. We over-consume, we actively destroy ecosystems, and we do not pay for the damage we do.

We have been insulated for far too long from the negative externalities of our actions. The people complaining that the Paris agreement would hurt our economy are the ones who have enjoyed an artificially bolstered economy for decades, at the expense of poorer nations and the poorer citizens of our own nation.

I do not believe Al's post is political-- it is an issue directly correlated to the success of a ski area. Unmitigated climate change means an uncertain future for any industry relying on weather, and if you work in business you know that a COO is obligated to make decisions to secure a profitable future for the company.

If there is no snow at a ski area, there is no profit. Arapahoe Basin could probably get by just fine without you nay-sayers, but it can't get by without snow.

Maybe Al didn't have to make a post about it but I'm glad he did. I only support companies with strong sustainability plans, and I am happy to spend more at ski areas who are upfront about their commitment to the environment.

Thank you for being on the right side of history, Al. Everyone votes with their wallets nowadays and I will continue to "vote" at A Basin.


spinetingler said...

the post isn't political - it's capitalism at its core. No snow=no skiers=no profits.
That should be something that all of you alleged conservatives should be behind.

Anonymous said...

I'm just not a big fan of giving my rights away for a climate change agreement that I've never seen proof that we cause. Example: Carbon is Plant food. I'm all for a green nation I just don't believe we need this agreement to be that. I'm a big fan of off the grid living and in canada because of this agreement they are already banning wood burning stoves to start and that is my main way to heat my house, being self sufficient. I think its an agreement that will bring higher ups more money from charging people to replace their heating systems eliminating wood stoves for a heating system that brings in more revenue, charging taxes on people that live off all solar so they can make money off people that don't need electricity from the power grid etc. In some places in the country they even made it illegal to unhook from the grid even if you power your house with all solar that way they can monitor and implement taxes to make money off you, they always want a cut. We dont need an agreement to be a green nation. We already have implemented tons and tons of wind power energy in the United states and that isn't going to stop just because we are not in this agreement.
Benjamin Franklin once said: "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety

I wish people would do more research into the topic, other than just reading the headline of the agreement and jumping on the band wagon because it sounds good.
If we are going to give our rights away to give up our wood stoves, free solar energy etc we myswell pave the way to get rid of cars, trains, airplanes etc. Think about it..................

Anonymous said...

Cost to US taxpayers = 100 billion dollars. The administration is wanting to negotiate a fair deal for the taxpayer. There's a lot of grandstanding in front of cameras by the leaders of European countries, but when those funds dry up, they will negotiate.

I am ALL for protecting our resources today and for future generations.

David Brooks said...

The only thing for Abasin to fear at this point is the inaction that will be encouraged by the few naysayers. Do not be beholden to the interests of a few at the expense of many.

WE NEED MORE ACTION BY ABASIN!

The science that shows us climate change is an issue is sound and not debatable. Not believing in climate change is akin to believing the earth is flat. We know that C02 is the main cause and this is something we can control. The question is, what do we do about the issue?

Nick is suggesting we vastly expand the role of government and start enforcing draconian population control methods, something that would not go well to say the least. Something also very against the freedom we have in the United States.

By limiting C02 and other greenhouse gas emissions the United States government is not "blindly spending money on band aid fixes," as Nick Esker argues. Rather, it is trying to create a playing field where we are not competing against our future in order to get a leg up on competition. Limiting these emissions just makes sense.

Nick, you mentioned population control as a better method rather than limiting some of these emissions.

What method of population control is more humane than limiting greenhouse gas emissions?

I personally believe in the freedoms that our founding fathers and veterans have fought so hard for. This includes freedom to procreate, it is sad to see people like Nick and Durand who seem set on limiting the freedoms and rights of future Americans. This includes a right to live on a planet that is not in hospice.

Nick is obviously not even sure what he is arguing, as I do not believe he would justify mass sterilization programs or concentration camps. Most likely just trotting out the GOP party line as he feels this is a Democrat vs. GOP issue. It is not. Get over your political bias and educate yourself.

So, Nick, I would suggest you change your argument here. Instead of suggesting murdering countless millions of people as a better solution, why not just defend leaving the Paris agreement?

The fact is this agreement is completely voluntary, we left the agreement because many in the GOP do not want any international organizations to have any say over US policy. That is why Rand Paul, Trump and many others are so against the UN and NATO. So why not just stay in that frame of thinking instead of bringing up draconian solutions to a problem that is not hard to fix.

Regardless, it is dangerous thought and frankly not something humanity can even afford to acknowledge at this point, as we are in 'survival' mode.

Here is a question for Nick or Durand, do you believe that the climate is changing?

It seems you both like to ski, as you are commenting here what do you think will happen if the temperature of the earth rises 1 to 7 degrees over the next century?

Just like the coal industry is fighting for 'survival,' and spending millions to buy off these politicians so they vote pro-coal, the ski industry is in 'survival' mode.

It is not only 'okay' for Al or Abasin to make these posts. It is imperative that they do so and I would strongly encourage them to become more vocal and more involved.

Honestly, if resorts like Abasin do not make these posts and get people involved we are losing this battle.

Al, and others at Abasin, I would strongly encourage you to think ahead and defend your livelihood. Show MORE support for the environment. Become MORE involved in local, state and federal politics. Colorado, Summit County and the US can all be doing more, and so can Abasin!

I not only want my kids to ski Abasin. I want my great grandchildren and their great grandchildren to ski at Abasin. This only happens with leadership and clear goals.

Good luck in your quest to attempt to balance out the partisan rhetoric. I think it will be tough for your social media and communications to do so. Abasin would be better of by showing their true colors and sticking to these core beliefs.

Thanks for reading.

Love Abasin!


Anonymous said...

Vail Resorts has some of the strongest sustainability plans, but nobody here wants to play with them?

Anonymous said...

Just curious, how many skiers drive, in a car, by themselves, to the Basin? ? ?

Anonymous said...

Curious . . . anybody here carpool to the Basin?

Anonymous said...

Vail is a leader in sustainability.

Anonymous said...

This was a bad deal for the US by the previous administration. Give it a chance to manifest. The participating countries need us. It will end up better than what was there before.

Joseph Taylor said...

Why is it deleted? Al, so glad to see you make a statement. It is a moral imperative to fight climate change. Not political at all.

David Brooks said...

Vail is a leader in sustainability as a buzz word. You know how many hotels, restaurants, etc... that need to be turning a profit for them to even consider being open? Vail is not an environmentally sound company. Abasin is what a ski resort should be like, actually having a carpool discount is something that is awesome that most other resorts do not offer.

If you really want to help you should carpool and consider not getting the EPIC pass and go with a resort specific pass to a resort that actually puts money where their mouth is, like Abasin.

Anonymous said...

So Al brings up politics. Some just want to ski ABasin. No politics. Their voices should be respected. A lot of name calling going on here. That will persuade no one! Instead offer solutions. I hope that Al will further research the issue and seek alternatives. I like Al, I love the ABasin, but Exxon Mobile and Shell are awful choices of companies to stand behind. Oil Companies have a horrible record of sustainability. Let's see how Al can have an impact. Remember this, there is nobody here who doesn't have the desire to protect the environment and the resources. It isn't an argument of if global warming exist or not, it is about getting the leaders of the world to make intelligent policies.

JAMES Hargreaves said...

Hmmmm. The USA bypassed Congress for this international agreement. We are a Republic, and the people via the Senate get to decide these types of agreements. The science is far from settled on human impact to global warming (climate change always happens; global warming is one half of the cycle, as we also have global cooling). I am all for not polluting, and coming up with better ways to generate cleaner energy (nuclear is perfectly fine, btw). I am NOT for the misleading, global elitist efforts to suck money and jobs out of our great country, simply to put it in the hands of those who are not where we are today. Go after China, or India, or Russia. Best of all - stay out of politics, lead by example (you are!), and keep on keeping on!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Al and A-Basin for commenting on this important issue for the ski community.

Anonymous said...

FYI--For some reason this blog post isn't showing up visible on mobile devices. The text box is blank. Can only see the text on laptop or desktop.

Anonymous said...

David, you should educate yourself regarding MTN (Vail) sustainability. You are dead wrong. Start your research with water containment, storm management, minimal development impact on the Gore creek watershed, storm runoff infrastructure, massive recycling protocols, low emission NG bus infrastructure, new low emission Denver shuttle services, recycled water for snow making, upgraded equipment for snow making with minimal impact on the environment (2016), air quality control regulations, heavily regulated LEED construction requirements. These policies exist in Summit,Eagle, and many other counties that MTN operate in, and that is just locally. MTN is extremely pro-active in all these things and so much more.

How does that foot taste?

Anonymous said...

Climate change isn't a political issue, but a voluntary agreement that won't even meet its own stated goals with regard to limiting global temperature is.

The United Nations Environment Programme (Unep) has estimated that the commitments made by signatories - including the U.S. before the current administration - would still result in a 3C global rise, not the 1.5-2C goal of the Paris Agreement.

Rather than wasting time on the fact that the US is pulling out of a voluntary agreement that won't accomplish its stated objective, maybe that energy would be better spent lobbying for a binding international treaty that will actually lead to the cuts in emissions necessary limit global temperature increases.

Anonymous said...

I have to agree, using the oil companies to support your argument was a bad idea. Plus they are heavily funded by PAC's. What would you expect them to say? Same with Elon, he needs to sell Tesla's and batteries. Duh!

Anonymous said...

There is a lot at stake here, both environmentally and financially, for Abasin and MTN. I don't love to see politics and skiing mixed, but this was an appropriate and necessary time to stand up for the environment and the financial interests of the company. Keep up the good work!

david Bennett said...

I think we can all agree. We should have A basin open during this coming week. So the weekday goers can get in one more day.

Anonymous said...

Private companies such as A-Basin have the right to be as political or a-political as they want. I personally agree with and appreciate this post, but understand how it could alienate some guests. Climate change is a very central issue to the ski industry whether it's man-made or not.

Now, could we acknowledge the problem of those racist idiots who talk your ear off on BMX..?

Anonymous said...

Can we talk about the Pali chair again?

Emma Kerkhover said...

Has A-Basin considered converting your grooming machines to natural gas?

Anonymous said...

How much diesel do you guys burn grooming your trails every month? $10,000, $15,000? How much energy and water do you guys blow through making snow at the beginning of the year. A ski resort that truly cared about the environment wouldn't exist in the first place.

Anonymous said...

I am very excited about the 2017/2018 ski season. A lot of folks won't be skiing on any hill because all ski resorts feel that the environment is important. It will be sweet to have shorter lines and wide open runs! Thank you to all the ignorant tools.
Bring on the snow!
-God

ecliptic said...

none of you can prove that human activity causes warming... also none of you have seen the Paris "accord" which is in fact a communist wealth-redistribution fraud based on a series of unproven computer simulations. I support Trump's decision 1,000%. Al and others need to take a long look @ https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/06/02/exiting-the-mad-hatters-climate-tea-party/

think for yourself and always question authority

Anonymous said...

Dude, that's true for every industry.

Anonymous said...

The "authority" you are referring to is the Trump administration and believe me, we have a lot of questions.

Anonymous said...

I am all for protecting our climate for reasonable financial tradeoffs (and a longer ski season! :P ), and thank Al, Vail resorts, and A-basin for saying the right things.

But to be contrarian for a second, the political world loves to use these kind of "let's make the world a better place" issues to build societal peer pressure, weaponize empathy, and to extract taxpayer dollars for political gain. Especially in this day and age...the emotional, single, young, and kind hearted are the perfect targets for and pawns in the Game of global politics. I am for keeping the earth and environment safe, yes, but at what cost? How much do I want to pay in taxes to give some 3rd world country some help, when I still have to put food on the table to feed my kids? I do notice that I haven't seen many financial breakdowns of this agreement/no agreement...I wonder why that is?

I wish it were as simple as "Paris Accords = good", but there are so many geopolitical and financial chess pieces at play here. Let's not try to turn a game of chess into checkers in order to elicit an emotionally charged response. I hate to break it to you guys, but we and the actual climate are simply pawns in this equation. Pawns that can be emotionally and financially manipulated into reacting a certain way...

Anonymous said...

If I were MTN CEO, I would be very very worried about how this would affect international tourism and the revenues, EPS that would be lost if we lost those customers, and MTN became less of an international real estate market and more domestic for awhile. Would be afraid Europeans and maybe even South Americans would start boycotting US tourism sites. May not be the biggest reason for Katz, MTN etc to oppose backing out of the deal, but let's not kid ourselves, it is a MAJOR reason why. Especially when you are buying back shares while the stock is going UP.....little room for error.

Just one of many examples that there are A LOT of moving pieces at play here, outside of the headline. Food for thought in this large equation...what you see on the surface can often be simply the tip of the iceberg! ;) Let's just say as a shareholder I appreciate the distraction to distort the financial realities.

Anonymous said...

www.arapahoebasin.com/sustainability

Walkin' the walk!

Thank Al and A-Basin Sustainability Team. Best in the business!

Jeff said...

Emma, I don’t know if Al will respond to your question, but I talked with him a bit about the sustainability program while riding the Pali chair a few weeks back, and yes, they are upgrading the snow cats to more efficient machines.

Regarding Paris - to get overtly political - the US has ceded political leadership in climate and clean energy with this announcement, but what worries me more is that we are ceding technical leadership as well. The President’s budget request cuts the office that funds the National Renewable Energy Lab to 30% of its previous budgets. The President talks about “clean coal - really clean coal” but completely zeroed out funding for the DOE office of Fossil Energy, which is where technology development for clean coal takes place. We can all do our part to reduce our impacts by switching to renewables, insulating our homes, carpooling, etc, but the big changes needed to beat back this monster we’ve created still require technological development. The clean energy economy will happen, and the associated energy independence, as well as economic and ecological sustainability, but it will be owned by China and Germany.

I applaud Al and A-Basin for having the courage to speak out on this issue.

MattC said...

Thanks Al and the Basin for continuing to pledge your support for the environment. Climate change is not a political issue, it is an issue for humanity and especially for the snow sports industry. It blows my mind that so many supposed snowsports lovers are hating on you for talking about an issue that is so critical for the ability of the industry to even continue. Keep it up Abay you guys are doing the right thing.

Anonymous said...

Very disappointed you chose to get political and piss off 50% of your customers Al. The accord was just a bad deal that would not have done a thing to change the climate.

Chris W. said...

I agree it's disappointing. Nearly as disappointing is the number of deniers that come out of the woodwork every time you speak about the environmental issue that threatens the very existence of your industry. The issue only became political when one political party realized they could rake in campaign contributions by deciding that facts are no longer important with respect to climate research. To Quote a great communicator: SAD!

Someone brought up water usage for snowmaking. I've always thought this was interesting. Where does the water for snowmaking come from? As I understand it, it is diverted from the flow of the Snake River. Then it's sprayed on the mountain and we all enjoy it for a few months and then it melts and flows back into...the Snake River! Sure snowmaking uses energy, but it just "borrows" water. What's so bad about that?

Anonymous said...

Did anyone confer with Mother Nature? One year East wall never opens, then soon later we're skiing on 4th of July.

Anonymous said...

Bad deal, India and China pollute away...

Turbos mom said...

Pull my finger

Julie said...

Thanks for speaking out on this important issue, Alan! In the wake of the Trump administration's wrongheaded decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement, it's encouraging to see states, cities, countries and businesses stand by their commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

I don't see climate change as a political issue. It's a moral and scientific issue that has been hyperpoliticized by a handful of wealthy fossil fuel industry executives who only want to get richer, at the expense of public health, the environment, long-term economic stability, water supplies and quality of life. When those at the highest levels of government and business intentionally mislead the public about an issue as consequential as climate change, the rest of us have a duty to tell the truth and stand up for what's right.

Regarding the United States' fair share of the work to address climate change, it's important to keep in mind that our country has pumped more carbon pollution into the atmosphere than any other nation on Earth. And while China surpassed us as the No. 1 source of greenhouse gas emissions in 2007, Americans still produce more emissions on a per capita basis than the Chinese do. Our role in the solution should be proportional to our role in the problem.

That said, combating climate change will not be a drag on the American economy, and it will not be a job killer. Many of the world's leading corporations lobbied the administration to stay in the Paris accord, arguing that the agreement would actually be a job generator. Take, for example, California, which has more renewable energy jobs today than there are coal jobs in the entire country. Furthermore, there are tremendous economic risks associated with inaction on climate change, likely costing trillions of dollars. Droughts, heat waves, intense storms, floods and rising sea levels all take huge economic tolls. Public health impacts from poor air and water quality reduce worker productivity and increase health care costs. Outdoor recreation industries (skiing and rafting chief among them) stand to lose billions if we fail to act.

Cheers to Alan for staking out a position on the right side of history. I hope future generations will thank him for his leadership as they make turns down the Spine on a cold, cold powder day, many decades from now.

Anonymous said...

Hey Julie, the only reason Trump pulled out of the Paris Accord is because is was NOT proportional. Is wasn't fair. Were you listening?

Anonymous said...

How about putting in a few up-front reserved parking spots and chargers for EVs?

zach5280 said...

Any relatively informed individual would agree with you Al. Thank you for the post.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure there's a swath of negative comments above this, but I am very proud that Abasin is not afraid to stand up for the future of our planet. I share the disappointment that we 'just had to' exit an agreement that was not even binding. It is businesses, like Abasin, willing to take a stand despite the actions of a backwards president that give any hope for the future. Keep on keepin on Al!

Dave L said...

Al, thanks for your excellent comments on this critical issue. Most of the posts above are reasonable and well-informed. It never ceases to amaze me that there are science deniers within the snowsports community. Seems rather paradoxical to me. Granted, it's probably a fairly small minority, but as evidenced in this thread, they love to trumpet their ignorant and misguided opinions rather loudly (and annoyingly). Kudos to Al and the Basin for standing up against Trump's patently absurd policy announcement.

Anonymous said...

Oddly, the main post doesn't show on the mobile site, only the comments.

Anonymous said...



I'm glad this issue has come up on Al's blog. I think we need more politics in everyday life (though, as with most internet comments sections, I wish there were fewer snarky remarks). I'd like to address the issue of population which has come up a couple of times. While our planet is overcrowded, I'd suggest that the carbon problem is not really a population problem. In fact, there is an inversely proportional relationship between population and carbon: the places with the fastest population growth have the slowest carbon growth. The connection is between wealth and carbon: the wealthiest places emit the most carbon. (If you own a private jet, you'll emit more carbon in a few minutes than most poor people will use in a lifetime.) China and India, thankfully, have signed on to the Paris agreement because they have rising wealthy populations.


Greg

Martin Lois said...

Great post, I was looking for something like this one.