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A new study has [revelation / revealed] that climate change will threaten global sports events [over / under] the next three decades. The report was published [by / to] the Rapid Transition Alliance. This group monitors climate change, development and [globally / global] issues. Researchers said that nearly all sports would be [impacted / compacted] by what they called "an [accelerating / decelerating] climate crisis". They highlighted how the weather has [still / already] disrupted major sports events. Bushfires in Australia made playing conditions hazardous at the Australian Tennis Open and [torrential / torrentially] rain from a huge typhoon [disrupted / erupted] last year's Rugby World Cup in Japan. The report predicts that fires, floods, heatwaves and [raising / rising] sea levels will cause greater disruption.

Rapid Transition Alliance coordinator Andrew Simms [purged / urged] the sports industry to do [more / much] to become carbon-neutral. He said: "Sport [providing / provides] some of society's most influential [role / scale] models. If sport can change how it operates to act at the speed and scale necessary to [halt / fault] the climate emergency, others will follow." He added that the carbon emissions from sports events worldwide are [equally / equal] to those produced [to / by] a medium-sized country. The report's author, David Goldblatt, said sport should be more [productive / proactive] . He said: "Making a carbon-zero world the common-sense priority of the sports world would make a huge contribution [to / by] making it the common-sense priority of [all / every] politics."

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