SEARCH BLOG: NFL and GLOBAL WARMING
An article at ICECAP about the weather at Green Bay, Wisconsin for the 1967 championship game provides yet another record of the warming trend the planet has endured for the past 40 years.
"The 1967 game, played on December 31 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin, remains the coldest NFL game on record. The official game-time temperature was -13F / -25C, with a wind chill around -48F / -44C. The bitter cold overwhelmed Lambeau’s new turf heating system, leaving the playing surface hard as a rock and nearly as smooth as ice. The officials were unable to use their whistles after the opening kickoff. As the referee blew his metal whistle to signal the start of play, it froze to his lips. For the rest of the game, the officials used voice commands and calls to end plays and officiate the game."When we examine current weather conditions we can see a definite warming... at least 0.6° C:
And the forecast for tomorrow's game at Lambeau Field is even warmer:
To put it in perspective, the long-term trend has been markedly upward for 40 years!
Naturally, I plan to watch the game on my recliner in front of the fireplace... but only because I couldn't get a ticket.