Michael’s in freefall to help highlight climate change awareness

Michael Fish does a BASE jump for charity
Michael Fish does a BASE jump for charity

WEATHERMAN and Eastbourne resident Michael Fish has taken part in a BASE jump from a London tower block to raise awareness of climate change.

Michael Fish MBE, 68, who made the freefall jump from the rooftop and landed by parachute on the ground more than 200 feet below, trained with experienced urban BASE jumpers prior to the jump.

Eco fashion brand Rapanui captured the event on video and has released the footage online to support Michael in drawing attention to the issue.

Michael said, “Raising awareness of climate change is really important, because there is no doubt whatsoever that if we carry on the way we are there will be shortages of food, shortages of water, towns and cities will be flooded, there’s all sorts of chaos that could arise, in fact some of it is already happening.

“We have to something about it now, not wait until it’s too late.

“If some of us have to make sacrifices, like risking our lives by jumping off buildings, then so be it.”

Martin Drake-Knight co-founder of Rapanui said, “Climate change is an issue close to our hearts, we hope Michael’s film will raise awareness of what is probably the greatest threat to mankind.”

To see the video visit www.rapanuiclothing.com/fish.