Two letters and a number – CO2 is a combination that keeps the entire world on its toes. In a figurative sense, of course. In the following, we describe how CO2 is not only a major polluter and reason for climate change. It can also be of significant use for all of us, when used in huge quantities.
More than almost any other outdoor sport, ski jumping and ski flying are determined by the weather. It is not just that the wind conditions have a decisive influence on the results of jumping competitions. It already starts weeks before the event as the hills are being prepared. Nowadays, snow cannons can make up for lacking snowfall, but these too require certain weather conditions for optimal operation—mostly at night and outside of business hours.