06 Feb '12, 7pm

Will global warming ruin football in the South?

Will global warming ruin football in the South?

The death rate has increased since the mid-1990s Most of the deaths occurred early in the August practice period, with nearly 25 percent happening during the first three days of practice The overwhelming majority — 86 percent — of those who died were linemen Most of the deaths occurred in the eastern half of the United States “Many coaches assume that morning practices are safer because they are cooler,” [said Grundstein]. “But almost 60 percent of the deaths came after exposure during morning practices. The mornings may be cooler, but they also may be more humid which can increase the heat stress.” Deke Arndt, chief of the Climate Monitoring Branch of NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center, said that based on climate change projections, record temperatures and intense heat waves are likely to occur more frequently in the future. He also pointed out that many U.S. cities hav...

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