A top climate specialist, Michael Mann, has shed new light on a serious issue that is occurring in a group of small islands- one being the Maldives. He predicts that within ten years the islands will be underwater due to rising sea levels as well as saltwater infiltrating drinking water supplies. This would in turn force 400,000 people to relocate. Positive action towards climate change needs to be taken in order for these precious islands to remain the same.
My optimistic side wonders if the world’s top surfers and their sponsors could react to the possibility of losing the Maldives and countless other photogenic surf spots they use to sell themselves to pressure governments, corporations and people to take urgent action on reducing climate change. Perhaps they’ll feel a moral responsibility to the climate change refugees because surfers are partly to blame for the climate change since they’ve been flocking to these islands by the polluting plane-load?
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