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Climate Connections 3: Wimbledon

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Shanta Barley | 20:48 UK time, Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Hats off to the Guardian's Barnay Ronay for bravely making the jump between Wimbledon Centre Court's fancy new retractable roof and global warming.

Without people like him, Climate Connections (a series exploring the theory that every major news story ends up being connected in some way - no matter how tenuous - to climate change) simply wouldn't be possible.


In his article, 'Fluffy balls and flat hair: it's a different game under that roof!', Barnay rues the era of excessive towel-swabbing and transparent T-shirts that has been ushered in by Wimbledon's new roof:

'... a greenhouse effect does seem to be in operation, driven by overhead lights, filtered sunshine and communal body heat. The effects of this were more noticeable in Wawrinka, who by the end appeared to be weeping salt water from every pore.'

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