Pole vaulting for Planet Earth

Friday, August 19, 2016
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

Rio Olympics 2016The closing ceremony for the Olympic Games is coming this Sunday but talk of man-made climate change and the games is far from over. 

Many people and news outlets have warned that climate change caused by man's burning of fossil fuels will impact future Olympics.

For example, it's believed that some athletes from some countries may not be able to withstand warmer temperatures, and The Washington Post reports that by 2085 most cities could be too hot to host the Summer Olympics.

"You could take a risk and plan your Olympics, and maybe not get the hot days you expect, but that would be a big risk when there are many billions of dollars at stake," Kirk Smith, a researcher at the University of California, told the liberal newspaper. 

Julia Seymour of Media Research Center tells OneNewsNow she's not surprised by the time and attention some individuals and organizations are giving to this topic.

global warming"That was a big focus of the presenters of the Olympics but the media of course love this," she says. "We know that the liberal media always are looking for a way to promote the climate alarmists' agenda and so, of course, their coverage of the Olympics was no exception."

Olympic weightlifter David Katoatau danced in an effort to bring awareness to rising sea levels that threaten his nation of origin, Kiribati. That got attention from the press, but Seymour and MRC did not find any rebuttals or commentary from skeptics in addition to warnings from people described as global warming alarmists.

"That's just not what you get from the liberal news media," says Seymour. "It's a complicated issue and they don't dig into that and really look for what's going on." 

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