A new study has revealed that climate change will threaten global sports events the next three decades. The report was published the Rapid Transition Alliance. This group monitors climate change, development and global issues. Researchers said that nearly all sports would be impacted what they called "an accelerating climate crisis". They highlighted how the weather has already disrupted major sports events. Bushfires Australia made playing conditions hazardous the Australian Tennis Open and torrential rain a huge typhoon disrupted last year's Rugby World Cup Japan. The report predicts that fires, floods, heatwaves and rising sea levels will cause greater disruption.
Rapid Transition Alliance coordinator Andrew Simms urged the sports industry to do more to become carbon-neutral. He said: "Sport provides some society's most influential role models. If sport can change how it operates to act the speed and scale necessary to halt the climate emergency, others will follow." He added that the carbon emissions sports events worldwide are equal to those produced a medium-sized country. The report's author, David Goldblatt, said sport should be more proactive. He said: "Making a carbon-zero world the common-sense priority the sports world would make a huge contribution to making it the common-sense priority all politics."