Global warming and sports

Global warming and sports
Global warming and sports

Global warming and sports. Some of the repercussions of climate change are already being felt. Officials at this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, relocated the marathon and distance-walking competitions to a more northern locale due to the extreme heat in Tokyo. Players playing the Australian Open in 2020 were impacted by smoke from local wildfires, which was a source of concern.

Additional storms and strong rains will result in more games and activities being cancelled. Due to the fact that high school and children’s sporting fields often do not drain as effectively as fields where pros play, this may have a greater impact on their games.

Some athletes are attempting to address the issue head-on, which is encouraging.

Sporting clubs were asked by the United Nations on Wednesday to reach the environmental goals they set for themselves at the 2015 climate summit in Paris.

The Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, Washington, is the new home of the Kraken of the National Hockey League and the Storm of the Women’s National Basketball Association, who will play their home games there in the next years. It is the first sports venue in the world to make a commitment to being “carbon-neutral,” which means that it will not destroy the environment in the same way that other sports arenas do.

The arena’s owners want to achieve carbon neutrality in part by using exclusively renewable electric energy and recycled water, according to the company. The ice on which the Kraken teams compete, for example, is created entirely of reclaimed drinking water.

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All of the food provided at the arena originates from local farmers, and any leftovers are given to food pantries in the surrounding area.

By 2024, the venue intends to discontinue the usage of single-use plastics. In addition, the teams encourage fans to go to games and concerts using electric vehicles and public transit rather than gasoline-powered vehicles.

In the next years, the owners want to make public the progress they have made toward their aim.

Climate change is a significant issue. To make things better, everyone must come together in the same way that players on successful sports teams do.

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Sports have a dark side, but it doesn’t mean children should stop participating in them. Climate change will have far-reaching effects on the environment, society, the economy, and the health of the general public. To yet, the problem of climate change has received very little attention in the domains of sports science and exercise science. As a result, the health concerns associated with sports that are induced by climate change are examined and summarized in a conceptual model that is provided here for the first time. Climate change is connected with a rise in the following health-related concerns, which are particularly concerning for athletes: Direct consequences of extreme temperatures and other extreme weather events (e.g., increased risks due to heatwaves, thunderstorms, floods, lightning, ultraviolet radiation) and indirect consequences as a result of climate-induced changes to our ecosystem (e.g., increased risks due to droughts, floods, lightning, and ultraviolet radiation) (e.g. due to increased air pollution by ozone, higher exposures to allergens, increasing risks of infection by viruses and bacteria and the associated vectors and reservoir organisms). Each feature is accompanied by information on how to avoid potential health risks in the future. Individual athletes, as well as sports organizations and local clubs, will need to adapt to the changes in our environment in order to adequately safeguard both athletes and spectators, as well as to secure the planned continuance of the sport in the foreseeable future.

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Climate change as a blind hole in sports science is a common occurrence.

Climate change poses what is perhaps the most significant threat mankind will confront in the twenty-first century. It has a wide range of effects on the environment, society, the economy, and the health of the general public (Eichinger, 2019; Townsend et al., 2003). As a result, it is all the more astonishing that the topic of climate change has gotten so little attention in the domains of sports science up to this point. Although professional athletes are the most immediately affected by the deleterious effects of climate change on human health in the short term, amateur athletes, fans, and officials will all be adversely affected in the near future. Apart from the elderly, patients needing long-term care, and children under the age of five, athletes are expressly identified as a high-risk category for climate-change-related health hazards, among other groups such as the disabled.