Climate Change and Physical Education
Climate change has a number of impacts on humans and natural environments today and particularly in the future. It also presents challenges in the sphere of sports practices. However, the sports world and recreation in general can lead the way in combating climate change. Alongside other school subjects, physical education plays an important part in understanding climate change in-depth and building a climate-friendly world.
Climate Change poses Challenges to Sporting Opportunities
Climate change is affecting overall weather patterns across the world. It is likely that global warming will pose major challenges to sporting opportunities, which means that the indoor and outdoor facilities and the sports culture in general have to be developed on the terms of climate change. In cold countries, consequences of climate change will increase demand for sports at air-conditioned indoor sports facilities while winter sports will be at risk.
The Sports World against Climate Change
The world of sports connects people with various backgrounds. Therefore it has an incredible capacity to act as a forerunner in climate change mitigation.
Physical Exercise helps to Fight Climate Change
Physical activity is something humans have evolved into doing and is good for the body and mind in many ways. Regular exercise and informal physical activity are excellent ways to reduce one’s personal carbon footprint. In addition, creative physical activities such as dance can help process mixed emotions about climate change.