Extreme heat affects fall sports

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August 23, 2019 - 2:45 PM

Kansas City has more days with a high heat index than it did a few decades ago, and that could make outdoor sports and exercise more dangerous.

Extreme heat events are on the rise across the United States due to climate change. That is putting athletes, especially young athletes, at risk, according to a report released Wednesday from Climate Central, based at Princeton University.

“High heat, humidity stresses the body,” Climate Central meteorologist Sean Sublette told KCUR. More extreme heat days means more danger for athletes practicing for fall sports like football.”

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