Olympics Go “Climate Positive”, Because No Sport Can Escape Or Something

Doom is a 1.5F increase in global temperatures since 1850, you know

‘No sport can escape’: Tackling climate change at the Tokyo Olympics

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No sport can escape the impacts of a changing climate. Less snow and ice, higher temperatures, and extreme weather events such as storms and heatwaves, all affect competitors and spectators alike.

“Climate change is one of the biggest challenges humanity has ever faced, affecting sport alongside so many other human activities,” says Marie Sallois, IOC Director for Corporate and Sustainable Development.

“Sporting events must constantly adapt to the impacts of climate disruption, and the Olympic Games are no exception. As a global event with a huge visibility, the Games also carry the responsibility to take effective action to address it.”

Committed to a more sustainable future, the Olympic Movement has already taken significant steps to reduce its own footprint and contribute to a climate-friendly society. Both Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022 are aiming to be carbon neutral.

I wonder if they will be nagging the people tuning in? Especially since TV coverage seems to be focused more on the competitors and their Life Stories (especially if they had a tiny bit of hardship) than on showing live competition. You can bet there will be lots of COVID discussion this year…showing even less live competition. Will they add climate crisis (scam) coverage?

In March 2020, the IOC decided that from 2030 onwards all Olympic Games will be required to be ‘climate positive’.

This means that they will reduce their carbon emissions in line with the Paris Agreement, compensate more than 100 per cent of their remaining emissions and use their influence to drive effective climate action. (snip)

Short-term adaptation, however, is no substitute for long-term climate action. As part of its bid to host the Olympic Games, one of the three pillars of Tokyo 2020’s sustainability strategy was to achieve “carbon-neutral Games by reducing energy and resource consumption and carbon emissions, using renewable energy, public transport, and low-energy vehicles, and zero-waste policies.”

So, how many athletes are coming to the island nation of Japan on a fossil fueled flight? The so-called carbon footprint of the games will certainly be less since there are no fans in attendance, meaning fewer flights (which I’m sure they’ll laud), but, all the athletes, trainers, politicians, etc, will still be taking long fossil fueled flights from around the world.

According to the recently published update to the Tokyo 2020 pre-Games sustainability report, Japan’s decision – taken earlier this year – not to allow entry into Japan for overseas spectators for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 due to the prevailing worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, will lead to an estimated reduction of emissions of 340,000 tonnes of CO2. However, athletes, coaches, staff, officials and media in Tokyo for the Olympic and Paralympic Games will still need to move between venues.

See?

Nothing is immune from the input of the Cult of Climastrology, they’ll attempt to ruin everything with their cult beliefs.

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4 Responses to “Olympics Go “Climate Positive”, Because No Sport Can Escape Or Something”

  1. Hairy says:

    Don’t most cults have one acknowledged leader? Like Trump?
    Who is THE leader of the climate change cult?
    How did American Dems force Japan and every other nation to go green?

    • Professor hale says:

      Don’t people who ask rhetorical questions think they already know the answers?

  2. Hairy says:

    Teach always posts the 1.5C rise since 1850
    But he never seems to acknowledge that the RATE OF INCREASE has doubled in the last 50 years as more countries become .ore heavily industrialized
    Taking that one figure 1.5C out of context is misleading
    Please don’t do that Teach

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