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Coach David Parker on Environmental Priorities of 2023

Coach David Parker | Shanghai, China

By Coach David ParkerPublished 8 months ago 3 min read

Over the years, environmental issues have become so prevalent that they have overtaken other concerns on our global priority list. Due to the number of new problems and worries that emerge each year, we must constantly consider which crisis is the most important. As we approach the new year, here are the predicted environmental priorities of 2023

1. Biodiversity

The importance of biodiversity cannot be underestimated. It is the most complex and vital feature of our planet’s ecosystem, providing ecologies with both reproductive and specialization robustness. The reduction of biodiversity can have detrimental effects on the ecosystem it supports. The most common factors contributing to biodiversity decline include pollution, global warming, and deforestation.

2. Water

Water pollution is one of the most common issues affecting the environment. Not only does it affect the financial operations of governments and businesses, but it can also kill marine life and humans. Education is the key to addressing water pollution. It will allow people to understand how it affects the environment and how they can help prevent it from happening in the future.

3. Deforestation

According to experts, if the current deforestation rate continues, we will not have enough of the valuable forests left to support the ecosystems that we live in. This is because the destruction of forests can affect the carbon cycle and contribute to global greenhouse gas emissions. Natural wildfires can also occur at unprecedented scales, severely affecting woodland ecosystems. If you can, you can also help the environment by buying more organic and recycled products. You can also limit the amount of paper that you use.

4. Pollution

The seven different types of pollution, which include air, water, soil, noise, thermal, radioactive, and light, harm our environment. All of these are interrelated and can influence one another. That’s why we must work together as a community to reduce the pollution affecting our environment.

5. Climate Change

One of the most alarming effects of climate change is the increasing sub-surface temperature. This can affect marine life and ecosystems that are located beneath the waves. The rising sea levels can also cause mass floods and freak weather events all around the world. If the world continues to continue its current trajectory, it will cause severe damage to our environment.


Coach David Parker has a long history of working as a performance coach for athletes. This includes strength and power conditioning, sports performance diagnostics and evaluations, speed development, and rehabilitation. When it comes to his teams and the sport of track and field, those who have worked with David know how dedicated he is. In addition to his many other talents, David Parker is a very effective facilitator, workshop trainer, and public speaker. He also serves as a dedicated mentor and collaborator.

David worked as a Strength & Conditioning Coach/ Fitness Instructor for three years at the Powerbase Gym within Loughborough University, followed by years as the Lead Strength & Conditioning Coach for the British Volleyball/ British Handball teams within the English Institute of Sport (EIS). Throughout his tenure with the EIS, David focused on building a diverse coaching portfolio encompassing track & field, rugby, boxing, badminton, volleyball, handball, diving, BMX, pentathlon, and specialty fields such as wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby. David continued his work with the EIS as the Senior/ Lead Strength & Conditioning Coach for the British Diving/ England Rugby League.

David currently works as the Chinese National Men’s Head Javelin Coach and the Head Javelin Coach of the Shanghai Provincial Track & Field Team. The reigning Chinese National Champion, Xu Jiajie, who threw 84.54 meters in 2021, is among the athletes he mentors.

David Parker is devoted to his wife and son and wholeheartedly admits that everything he does in his life is to make the world a better place for them. Another joy in his life is supporting the premier league Liverpool Football Club. In addition to being a season ticket holder for over five years, David proudly displays the team mantra #YNWA (You’ll Never Walk Alone)


About the Creator

Coach David Parker

David Parker works as the Chinese Athletics Association’s National Men’s Javelin Coach and the Shanghai Track & Field Team’s Head Performance Javelin Coach. He is also a Co-owner and Director of The Javelin Throw and Sightline Performance.

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