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If Each Sport Was Created Today, What Survives And What Doesn’t?
Another winter sport that could face some resistance is hockey.

Hockey could be problematic partially because of the same obstacles facing lacrosse in that it’s pricey to get into the sport.

I also think if it was introduced today, the inventors would feel compelled to mention that parents of hockey players will have to wake up incredibly early to get their kid to practice, which might be a deal-breaker (at least for the parents).

The pesky climate change issue also would be tough for hockey. Yes, there are rinks where people can play it but there’s something to be said for having a frozen pond accessible; a place where you can learn how to skate and learn how to play for free. If you eliminate frozen ponds (which are currently disappearing at a steady pace) you’re eliminating a key asset for young players.

History has repeatedly shown that if you eliminate resources from young people and in turn prohibit them from exploring new things, it’s not going to end too well.

It’ll be tough, hockey, but just know that I’ll be rooting for you.
sports  humor  via:bradbaer  climatechange 
20 days ago by dirtystylus
Uber and Lyft generate 70 percent more pollution than trips they displace: study - The Verge
According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, ride-hailing trips today result in an estimated 69 percent more climate pollution on average than the trips they displace. In cities, ride-hailing trips typically displace low-carbon trips, such as public transportation, biking, or walking. Uber and Lyft could reduce these emissions with a more concerted effort to electrify its fleet of vehicles or by incentivizing customers to take pooled rides, the group recommends.
cars  uber  lyft  environment  climatechange 
4 weeks ago by dirtystylus
Jenny Offill on Weather, Writing the Perfect Worry Novel
Over the course of a few years, leading up to and then beyond the 2016 election, the protagonist, Lizzie — a Brooklyn-based librarian, wife, and mother — grows increasingly attuned to our planet’s grim plight, and slowly moves through what you might call the Five Stages of Climatic Grief: ignorance, disbelief, worry, heightened worry, and then, well, you’ll have to read to find out.
review  book  book:weather  jennyoffill  writing  environment  climatechange  books 
6 weeks ago by dirtystylus
Why I Created a Chapel Service Where People Confess to Plants | Sojourners
Thinking of Richard Powers’ “The Overstory” with this passage:

When we confess to plants, to forests, to each tree, every meadow, to birds, fish, rocks, animals, rivers, and mountains, we repent, mourn and reconnect ourselves to a much larger web of life, made of people, animals, creatures, and ecosystems that we have lost, taken away from our common home.
christianity  environment  climatechange  religion 
september 2019 by dirtystylus

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