Story by: Shifa Shaikh
Image courtesy of: NJ.com
It’s been shown in flooded football fields, postponed seasons, cancelled races, and even fainting players. No major sport is exempt from the encroaching influence of climate change, and, unfortunately, more is on the way.
The Earth is sick: climate trends are more erratic than ever, greenhouse gases are trapping more heat in the atmosphere, glaciers are melting, with storms stronger, droughts longer. And the younger generations demand a cure.
On Friday, September 20th, Atholton students participated in the Global Climate Strike. After walking to the football field, students signed their names on an earth-decorated parachute and listened to their peers speak on the importance of activism.