Sports

Climate Change and Sports

As the world warms, one often overlooked issue is its effects on sports and recreation. While not as life-threatening as extreme weather or as costly as droughts, climate change’s impacts on sports is something that’s becoming increasingly common.

Extreme Heat

Extreme Heat

One of the clearest findings of climate science is that global warming amplifies the intensity, duration and frequency of extreme heat events.

Budget

The Carbon Budget

Following the publication of the latest findings by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), some commentators zeroed in on a short paragraph in the Summary for Policymakers. This brief section lays out a “carbon budget,” defined as the precise quantity of carbon dioxide that humans can emit and still limit warming to 2ºC above pre-industrial levels.

Keystone XL

Economics of Keystone XL

A Summary of Expert Analyses Introduction The Obama administration’s decision on whether to approve …
ALEC

Companies Dropping ALEC

The exodus from the corporate lobby group known as the American Legislative Exchange Council (or ALEC) continues, with Rupert Murdoch-owned publisher News Corp. joining oil manufacturer Occidental Petroleum and International Paper as the latest companies to make their split public. Linda Peterson of Occidental said the company was concerned it could be “presumed to share” ALEC’s position on climate change.

Southwest

Southwest

Climate Change Impacts Arizona •Ÿ California •Ÿ Colorado Ÿ• Nevada Ÿ• New Mexico Ÿ• Utah The following …
Northwest

Northwest

The following is a compilation of climate change impacts occurring right here, right now in the Northwest, as well as projected impacts, economic and human health consequences, and notable recent events. The Northwest is home to 12 million inhabitants. Climate change already poses a challenge to the Northwest, from extreme heat to wildfires, and conditions are likely to increase in severity.

Northeast

Northeast

The following is a compilation of climate change impacts occurring right here, right now in the Northeast, as well as projected impacts, economic and human health consequences, and notable recent events.

Midwest

Midwest

The following is a compilation of regional climate change impacts in the Midwest pulled from the Third U.S. National Climate Assessment, Risky Business, and other sources.