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climate change

By Sarah Francis


An activist has attempted to cycle UNDERWATER to show how people will be forced to commute if sea levels continue to rise.

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Documentary maker Alison Teal, 30, mounted her bike in the shores of the Maldives – the lowest lying country in the earth – in a bid to highlight climate change.

Footage shows the bikini-clad adventurer fighting to peddle her bike across the sand, against the weight of the water.

Alison posted the sea stunt online last week after President Trump withdrew from the Paris Accord.

Alison, from Hawaii, USA, said: “As a filmmaker and an environmentalist I decided to bike underwater in the Maldives, the lowest lying country on earth, to show what will happen in less than a century if carbon emissions remain the same.

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“This is not just a Maldives issue, it is a threat for global cities that have a low elevation including New York and Miami, London.

“It was extremely difficult to bike underwater, not to mention having to surface for air, because I wanted to demonstrate visually what it would actually be like if our commute to work or a friend’s home was underwater.

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“I could only stay under a couple minutes before having to surface, take a breath, and continue my aquatic bike journey to an island littered with plastic for a beach clean-up.

She added: “This is a serious world situation that can affect us all in every nation. Together we can begin to reverse pollution. “