Skip to comments.Report: Future Open Championship venues could be threatened by climate change
Posted on 02/09/2018 7:00:10 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
The Open Championship celebrated its 146th edition last summer at Royal Birkdale. The rotation of 10 different courses has been mostly the same for the last few decades, but a recent report noted that the event might not make it 146 more tournaments with the current venues.
According to the BBC, which reviewed a report by the Climate Coalition, various courses on the coasts of the UK are in peril because of climate change and a rising North Sea.
To its credit, the R&A is taking this future seriously.
"It [climate change] is certainly becoming a factor" Steve Isaac, Director of Sustainability at The R&A, told the Climate Coalition. "Golf is impacted by climate change more than most other sports. Trends associated with climate change are resulting in periods of course closures, even during summer, with disruption seen to some professional tournaments.
"We are witnessing different types and timings of disease, pest and weed outbreaks. The future threats are very real, with course managers having to show adaptation if we are to maintain current standards of course condition. It is something we take very seriously."
(Excerpt) Read more at cbssports.com ...
Everything is threatened by “climate change”. How is this news? Everything, every event in life, will be affected, per these extremist types.
If they had a conscience they’d be embarrassed by how often they’re wrong.
What are they going to do when global warming grows into universal warming?
These people really are nucking futs.
Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds
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You can't stop a serious golfer with a little melted ice.
I’m good, my golf course is at 4100 feet. I’ll ask the pro if the course can offer a climate refugee special entry package discount for those escaping the coastal areas.
Heh, I told the wife that I can count on at least two climate change “disasters/problems/extincetions” reports per day.
I have not missed yet.
Meanwhile, all the indications that the sun’s output is indeed decreasing due to lack of sunspot activity are somehow not mentioned at all in our science illiterate press.
"Bowling balls and leagues hit hardest!"
Director of Sustainability? More UN Agenda 21. Theres a salary that needs cutting.
Throw the UN out of the USA.
Idiots. The North Sea has the same sea level as the Atlantic Ocean.
Another forecast for a time when no one alive today will be here to witness the validity IOW BS^2!.
I’d be a scratch golfer if it wasn’t for climate change.
It’s funny that they use Royal Birkdale as an example. That whole portion of the coast is growing in land mass with silt rather than disappearing into the water.
One mile north Southport pier is famous for being dry most of the time -
I learned to drive on the sands there in the 60’s with no worry about high tides...:^)
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Because they are so naïve in Great Britain they will have to move the open to the North Pole which will have a warm climate.
‘Twill be nae problem for the Scots. They’ll slosh on through—what else are kilts for?
The R & A Poofters took Trump’s Turnberry out of the rota. They might well put it back on so that when the weather is butt-ugly, they can blame Trump. Who will be laughing all the way to his bank.
What courses are they going to have to eliminate from the rotation when the glaciers begin to expand?
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