The climate and the Cup

Carbon footprint: Football fans from all around the world gathering at the Flag Plaza in Doha ahead of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup football tournament. — AFP

MANY major sports gatherings have been rocked by extreme weather events in recent years. A typhoon forced the postponement of several matches during the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. The air became unbreathable during the 2020 Australian Tennis Open because of bush fires. The Olympic Marathon was relocated further north to escape the oppressive heat in Tokyo. And the situation is similar for the Winter Olympics, whose future is uncertain.

The football world won’t be spared.

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