Michael Fish MBE, the iconic British TV weatherman, has completed a B.A.S.E. jump from a London tower block to raise awareness of climate change. Fish, who is 68 years old and, made the freefall jump from the rooftop, landing by parachute on the ground more than 200 feet below. Fish trained with experienced urban B.A.S.E jumpers prior to the jump.
Eco fashion brand Rapanui captured the event on video and has released the footage online to support Fish in drawing attention to the issue.
Michael Fish MBE 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”
Michael Fish MBE
Netweather and became infamous in the wake of the Great Storm of 1987 in England;
Rapanui was founded in 2008 by Rob and Martin Drake-Knight. The brand uses organic fabrics, ethical manufacturing and wind-powered facilities. Rapanui has won numerous awards including the RSPCA Good Business Awards and The Sustainable Business Awards.