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Will your football club be under water by 2050?
The Athletic, in collaboration with BT Sport, examines how climate change is affecting football and considers what is it actually being done to mitigate those issues
Climate change poses a question that humanity can’t hide from.
But how is football threatened by rising sea levels and carbon emission rates and - more importantly - what is actually being done by clubs to mitigate those issues?
There are 92 teams in the Football League. By 2050, 23 of those can expect partial or total annual flooding of their stadiums.
With extreme weather occurences expected to increase in the coming years, football clubs are being forced to consider how to mitigate against the most devastating consequences of climate change.
In this startling video from The Athletic, presented by Tifo, the impact of climate change on spectators, athletes and football stadiums is laid bare in shocking detail.
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