New Study: Professors Kirk Smith and John Balmes Examine the Future of the Olympics in the Lancet

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Kirk Smith and John Balmes discuss their findings analyzing the future of the summer Olympic in a warming world:

“The Summer Olympics represent only a small part of all outdoor work, but are iconic as the most prestigious and inclusive sporting competition in the world. Using the mean of two standard climate models, we made projections of rising temperature and humidity over the next century, assuming the high emissions RCP8·5 scenario, and estimated the effects on the number and global distribution of cities eligible to host the Summer Olympic Games.”

Read more about this study on The Lancet