Michael Fish prepares to BASE jump from a London tower block to raise awareness on climate change.
TV weatherman Michael Fish BASE jumps for climate change
21st August, 2012
Hold on to your hats! Former BBC weatherman Michael Fish has BASE jumped off a London tower block to raise awareness on climate change
He might be the last man you would expect to throw himself from the top of a skyscraper but 68-year-old weatherman, Michael Fish MBE, has made a freefall jump (landing by parachute) to help raise awareness of the impact of climate change.
Michael, who teamed up with eco clothing company Rapanui to pull off the stunt says: “Raising awareness is important because if we carry on the way we are, there will be shortages of food and water. Towns and cities will be flooded and all sorts of chaos arise. In fact some of it is already happening. We have to do something about it now, not wait until it’s too late.”
Rob Drake-Knight, co founder of Rapanui and a recent Ecologist contributor adds: “Climate change is really important to us at Rapanui - we’re all passionate about sustainability and all of our clothing is made in a wind-powered factory from eco fabrics like organic cotton and bamboo.
“Michael’s jump is a great way to spread awareness. This is a serious issue and requires serious action; if a 68-year-old weatherman can jump off a building to spread the word, we can all at least turn off the light switch when we leave the room or think about sustainability when we vote with our wallets.”
Even better - as you would expect from Michael - it’s a highly entertaining escapade!
Here’s a link to Michael’s BASE jump blog post: www.rapanuiclothing.com/fish
Watch and share a video of the Michael Fish BASE jump here.
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