Global Warming Could Affect Football

Rising Temperatures Could Lessen Home Field Advantage Over Warm Weather Rivals

Washington, DC—As Americans gear up for Sunday’s Super Bowl, Environment America today highlighted how global warming could affect the future success of the Patriots, Giants and other cold weather teams across the country. Specifically, the group highlighted the threat of rising winter temperatures lessening the cold weather that has historically given cold weather teams an edge over warm weather rivals.

While numerous studies have documented the many serious ways in which global warming could harm the country’s environment, economy and quality of life, from more severe heat waves to the spread of infectious diseases, today’s event was intended to show how even the game of football could be altered.

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