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68-Year-Old Weatherman BASE Jumps to Raise Awareness of Climate Change

Edit 10/9: Okay, so this is a fake, Michael Fish never actually jumped. But look how cute he is in all the gear! And, you’re thinking about climate change now, right? We should have known to double check on the video which is fairly obviously dodgy. 

You read that right. Michael Fish is a sweet, venerable, respected British weatherman – and now officially more of a badass than you are (probably). Video way down at the bottom.

Michael Fish, weatherman and badass, ready to make his first BASE jump

Michael Fish, weatherman and badass, ready to make his first BASE jump

Fish jumped from an urban London building, about 200′ high. According to the press release, Fish trained with experienced jumpers to prepare for the jump.

Gearing Up

Gearing up

“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.”

Ready

Ready!

Martin Drake-Knight, co-founder of the eco-fashion company Rapanui® that captured the video and is promoting it to help support Fish’s efforts, 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.”

3-2-1-CYA

3-2-1-CYA

Read about it in Micheal’s words at www.rapanuiclothing.com/blog/michael-fish-base-jump.html

“Bloody hell. Am I in one piece? I hope I can stand. I’ve got legs. I don’t know, I blacked out, I think…Oh the police are coming now.”

 I may be in love.
 Photos courtesy Rob Drake-Knight, Co-Founder of Rapanui.

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