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LA Times 10/14/21

This interesting quote came from Chris Dickerson, a retired Major Leaguer who formed a nonprofit called Players for the Planet. He said some players once saw climate change as “a myth made up by Democrats,” but that’s starting to change.

“It affects your hunting in the off-season… You see the fires that affect the wildlife, the deer that you hunt, the fish that you catch,” he told Wagner. “Then it’s a problem, and then you’re going to be like, ‘Oh, man, there might be something to this.’”

Baseball players, just like the rest of us. Seeing the world change and wondering what they can do about it.

Medical Journals Call Climate Change the “Greatest Threat to Global Public Health”

A collection of leading health and medical journals called this week for swift action to combat climate change, calling on governments to cooperate and invest in the environmental crisis with the degree of funding and urgency they used to confront the coronavirus pandemic.

In an editorial published in more than 200 medical and health journals worldwide, the authors declared a 1.5-degree-Celsius rise in global temperatures the “greatest threat to global public health.” The world is on track to warm by around 3 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels by 2100, based on current policies.