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Climate Change To Impair Olympic Athletes

June 1, 2021
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By Paul Homewood

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h/t Ian Magness

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The BBC’s latest ludicrous climate scare!

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The impact of climate change will likely lead to "impaired" performances at the Tokyo Olympics, according to a report backed by leading athletes.

In the report, titled Rings of Fire, it is argued that summer heatwaves in Tokyo during the past three years indicate that conditions will be tough.

Concerns over heat have caused the marathon to be moved from Tokyo.

Professor Mike Tipton said he expects Tokyo to be the most "thermally stressful Olympics" of recent times.

The University of Portsmouth professor helped to produce the report, which was backed by athletes, the British Association for Sustainability in Sport (Basis) and scientists from the Priestley International Centre for Climate at Leeds University.

He told BBC Sport: "The take-home message is you’ve probably got to move the Olympics to a different time of the year rather than a different geographical location or time of the day and I think that’s something, going forward, the International Olympic Committee will have to start considering.

"I would be fairly confident to say that performances will be impaired across a lot of sports. The sport as a spectacle will be impaired in terms of the performance level of the people who are doing it."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/57255563 

 

In recent years, the Olympics has been held in locations much hotter than Tokyo:

Games July Average
Held High Temp C
Tokyo 2021 29.9
Los Angeles 1984 34.2
Atlanta 1996 36.0
Athens 2004 32.2

I don’t recall the climate clowns making any comments back then, and there were plenty of Olympic records set at all of those games so there does not appear to have been any impairment.

If the clothead professor had actually done a bit of research, he might have known that the 1964 Games in Tokyo were put on in October to avoid the midsummer heat. The previous games in Rome also experienced hot weather; unsurprising given that average highs get to 31.7C in August, much higher than they do now in Tokyo.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1964_Summer_Olympics

16 Comments
  1. George Lawson permalink
    June 1, 2021 6:26 pm

    Prof. Tipton will look a bit stupid when the world records start coming in.

    • Ray Sanders permalink
      June 1, 2021 9:26 pm

      I think you mean “more stupid” than he looks already!

  2. Phoenix44 permalink
    June 1, 2021 6:53 pm

    Impaired versus what? By what?

    These idiots don’t even understand the problem they are supposedly pontificating about. Climate change doesn’t mean every day is warmer than it would have been – plenty of days are below average in the summer in plenty of places. It makes absolutely no sense whatsoever/ There’s no reason to forecast now that Tokyo will be hotter than average, let alone hotter than it wold have been. It’s just made up, completely.

  3. Phoenix44 permalink
    June 1, 2021 6:55 pm

    And having now read the BBC report, it says:

    “…the mean annual temperature in the region has risen by 2.86 degrees since 1900 – three times as fast as the world average.”

    So we are supposed to believe that’s Climate Change and not UHI?

    Utterly absurd lies.

    • Mack permalink
      June 1, 2021 7:02 pm

      The population of Tokyo in 1900 was a shade over 1 million. Now it’s a shade under 14 million. Not much concrete, glass and steel around in the city 120 years ago. Of course it’s climate change warming the place up.

  4. Harry Passfield permalink
    June 1, 2021 7:25 pm

    The fact that they held the 1964 games in October suggests to me that the organisers now are deliberately scheduling for a hot Summer (quite normal) games in order to milk the propaganda value from it climate change-wise. I would not put it past them.

  5. June 1, 2021 8:02 pm

    BBC Humberside were cutting and pasting Northern Powergrid PR this morning
    ‘ oh look only 2% electric cars in hull today
    In 30 years time it might be 84%
    – and we are starting with the infrastructure today with a £53m government grant’

    “sharing data to raise awareness about the latest forecasts for low carbon technology uptake and encouraging anyone with low carbon plans in the region to say if they think its forecasts are accurate based on their own knowledge.”
    .. “part of the network operator’s annual Distribution Future Energy Scenarios (DFES)”

    https://www.northernpowergrid.com/news/more-than-5-million-electric-vehicles-could-be-on-the-roads-of-the-north-east-yorkshire-and-northern-lincolnshire-by-2050

  6. Cheshire Red permalink
    June 1, 2021 8:08 pm

    OK, what value does this ‘report’ have to anyone?

    Athletes already know the Olympics will be competitive and as they’re always held in summer, the weather will be warm or hot. They do months of warm weather and altitude training to prepare for challenging conditions.

    So what was the real purpose of making ‘predictions’ in a report that benefits nobody and has no commercial value in itself?
    Answer; it was prepared as a ‘climate change’ propaganda tool in the run-up to the games. Just another steaming pile of global warming BS.

  7. HotScot permalink
    June 1, 2021 9:00 pm

    Any fool knows you don’t leave a thermometer out in the Sun, on concrete!

    Usual media deception.

    FFS!

    • T Walker permalink
      June 2, 2021 10:59 am

      NO Scotty – that’s a special BBC thermometer that like much else from the BBC doesn’t have to conform to reality or the Laws of Physics.

  8. Graeme No.3 permalink
    June 2, 2021 8:49 am

    If the athletes have to compete in masks and other protective clothing, of course it will affect their performances.

    What we need is (very tight) masks on some BBC personnel. Comment O/T but have just viewed latest BBC Attenborough propaganda episode.

  9. T Walker permalink
    June 2, 2021 10:55 am

    The biggest consequence of the expansion of Higher Education (discuss?) in recent decades is the consequent increase in the need for people to “teach” in Universities.

    There are more university lecturers today than there were university students in the 1960’s and the clamour for funding leads to constant science by press-release.

    On top of that a Prof. in Outer-Mongolian basket weaving thinks we need his/her opinion on COVID lockdowns and Climate Change.

    I am glad I am old, but I worry for my grandchilden.

  10. tom0mason permalink
    June 2, 2021 11:16 am

    The 2020 Tokyo Olympics scheduled for July 24–Aug. 9, happens to be the city’s hottest time of the year. Already temperatures are forecast to range between the high 80s and low 90s for the coming week (maybe two).
    Back in 1964 Tokyo Olympics were held in October, a much cooler month. Maybe the IOC will learn some lesson here but I doubt it.

    1968 Games to Mexico City was the strangest decision in recent Olympic history.
    Mexico City sits nearly 7,400 feet above sea level where the air provides one-third less oxygen than at sea level. Track and field events especially endurance competions severely handicapped those athletes not raised at altitude. Yet the IOC assured critics that the hot areana, a mile-and-a-half high would have minimal effect on athletes in Mexico City — how very wrong they were!

    Another strange decision was 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Timed to start in July, just when temperatures peak there. Usually in July temperatures in Atlanta get close to 90 degrees, while September averages a more comfortable 82. The first weekend of the 1996 Games was brutal with daytime high temperatures soaring close to 100 and humidity reaching the high 80s — gasp!. OIC lessons NOT learned.

    In modern times the IOC pick of where to play the Olympic games has always seemed to be more about politics and money, than where would be best to show off the supposedly elite athletes from around the world.
    I wonder if the IOC and their UN/Davos/etc. mates are deliberately trying to play weather propaganda wars with the public, then of course claim its all because of ‘Klimate Cat-ass-trophy’ or some-such.
    And then there is the games of gesture politics –I wonder why and who will be boycotting these upcoming Olympic Games?

    (Question: Has the (summer) Olympic Games ever occurred when the weather was too cold? )

    • Gerry, England permalink
      June 2, 2021 12:13 pm

      There seems to be growing opposition to holding the Olympics due to covid still being widespread. But they are stubbornly ploughing on regardless of public opinion.

      I think the time of the year is now governed by the absurd growth of the included sports – many of which have perfectly good world competitions – that can only take part in the summer as they normal calendars are already full.

      • tom0mason permalink
        June 2, 2021 1:52 pm

        I agree with you there Gerry, England.
        But then again, and since the late 1970’s, I’ve viewed the Olympic Games as little more than a modern day ‘bread and circuses’ for the masses.

  11. Harry Davidson permalink
    June 2, 2021 5:21 pm

    What will do the most to ‘impair’ performances is better drug enforcement. They are a problem in every sport and they help you break records.

    As the Japanese with their very precise approach to problems are likely to do a better job of enforcement than most hosts, expect fewer records.

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