As AFL footballers we’re using our platforms to inspire change on climate – a subject we care deeply about | Jordan Roughead

As AFL footballers we’re using our platforms to inspire change on climate – a subject we care deeply about | Jordan Roughead

People say they don’t want to be lectured to by professional athletes, but we’re not trying to school anyone on the science

Global warming, climate change, the climate crisis. What you call it evokes different reactions. Whether it stirs desperation, fear, passion or scepticism, the impact on the environment remains the same. By now, we’re well acquainted with these expressions and are entirely unsurprised by scientific reports proclaiming the irreversible damage our way of living has had on the natural world.

Primarily the result of the burning of fossil fuels, this harm has led to an increase in the frequency and severity of extreme weather events which, among other things, has disrupted sports across the globe. It’s no longer a problem for future generations. The world has run out of time while waiting for an uncomfortable humanity to face up to a ruinous reality of our own making. This is happening now.

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