At the Olympics, Green is the New Gold
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 756 , Segment 6
Episode: Our Damaged Democracy, Native American Slavery, Oscars
- Feb 27, 2018
- 18:57 mins
Guest: Warren Mabee, Associate Director, Queen’s Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy, Professor and Head of the Department of Geography and planning, Queen's University The 2018 Winter Olympics, which wrapped up in South Korea over the weekend, were the largest in history with nearly 3,000 athletes from 92 countries. All those competitors and their coaches were far outnumbered by the journalists and fans who trekked to Pyeongchang, adding up to an enormous amount of greenhouse gas emissions from air travel. The irony is that if the climate continues to warm as it has, many former Winter Games locations will no longer be cold enough to consider hosting the games again. That includes Sochi, Russia and Vancouver, Canada.