Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Global warming impact on sports

During the presentation yesterday by Joe Zillo from the Defenders of Wildlife on climate change, he mentioned this issue of Sports Illustrated. The article "Going, going GREEN" by Alexander Wolff made some points that I hadn't thought about. Beyond the rising seas' effects on the coasts, golf courses' changing uses of resources, and the impact of the warmer winters on ski areas (issues that we often read about in this geographical area,) he discussed how temperature affects the distance a ball travels, how the emerald ash borer is munching through the trees used to make bats, and how sports arenas will need to become sustainable. If you want to read the article, we have this issue of the magazine at the circulation desk. Come on by!

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