A study published in the journal Temperature has claimed that there is a correlation between rising temperatures and children becoming fatter and more unhealthy.
The study claims that climate change is causing more children to stay inside, eat more, and be generally less active.
CBS Mornings covered the “findings” this past weekend, noting that almost a third of kids are less fit than they were a generation ago.
It also notes that fewer children are engaging in physical activity for 60 minutes a day.
The core argument of the study concerns “heat stress assessment” and claims that it is more ‘dangerous’ and less fun for children to be active if it’s warmer outside.
Today’s children are 30% less aerobically fit than their parents were at their age, a new study found.
The study points to climate change and rising temperatures adversely affecting childhood obesity, as children spend less time exercising outdoors. pic.twitter.com/26WehoLK9I
— CBS Mornings (@CBSMornings) August 13, 2022