Climate Change
Foreign Minister of Tuvalu Gives Speech Standing Knee-Dip in Ocean to highlight Climate Change

To highlight Climate Change, Foreign Minister of Tuvalu Gives Speech Standing Knee-Dip in Ocean

Images of Simon Kofe standing in a suit and tie with his trouser legs rolled up standing in ocean to highlight Climate Change have been shared widely on social media.


0

Images of Simon Kofe standing in a suit and tie with his trouser legs rolled up in ocean to highlight climate change have been shared widely on social media.

To highlight the effects of climate of change, the foreign minister of Tuvalu, a low-lying island in the south Pacific, filmed his speech to COP26 climate summit standing knee-deep in the ocean to show how the nation is vulnerable to the climate crisis.

Tuvalu, which is about 2,500 miles southwest of Hawaii, is made up of nine small islands and has a population of around 12,000. The video was shot by public broadcaster TVBC at the far end of Fongafale, the main islet of the capital Funafuti, a government official said.

Advertisement

“The statement juxtaposes the COP26 setting with the real-life situations faced in Tuvalu due to the impacts of climate change and sea level rise and highlights the bold action Tuvalu is taking to address the very pressing issues of human mobility under climate change,” Kofe told news agency Reuters, ahead of the broadcast of his video message.

“School pupils are learning about the effects of climate change and “could be the last generation of children to grow up in Tuvalu,” the website states, while adding that many people have already emigrated to New Zealand.

According to the World Bank, western Pacific Ocean levels have risen at two to three times faster than the global average. They are forecast to rise between 0.5 and 1.1 metres before the end of the century.

ALSO READ: Sooryavanshi Movie Review: Rohit Shetty Classic Brings Entertainment & Glory of Indian Cinema

Advertisement

Like it? Share with your friends!

0

What's Your Reaction?

hate hate
0
hate
confused confused
0
confused
fail fail
0
fail
fun fun
0
fun
geeky geeky
0
geeky
love love
0
love
lol lol
0
lol
omg omg
0
omg
win win
0
win
rutunjay

0 Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *