Sunday, 7 August 2016

Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony Reminds World That Climate Change is Very Real

Nation of Change
The Opening Ceremony at the Rio 2016 Olympics Games may have opened up with a dance party, but it was a video on climate change watched by roughly 3.3 billion that made people stop what they were doing and focus on human-made pollution. Story here.

1 comment:

PinP said...

I don't believe I've seen any reference yet to the role such spectacles as the Olympics play in CONTRIBUTING to climate change; Millions of athletes and spectators "winging their way" to and from never-ending extravaganzas like this all over the globe, all get there aboard climate-destroying jets, spewing harmful GHG emissions into our precious atmosphere; Just to get "excited" about the competitions. Competing closer to home or having more limited or fewer games are not an option, even if it means being easier on Mother Earth. Instant gratification is all that matters. Being told of the realities of climate change while actually taking part or witnessing these events ought to be a bitter irony to those who even realize what they are doing.