Climate Change Real: Cricketer Ashwin Wades Into Chennai’s Flooding Woes
CHENNAI (ANI) – Indian spinning ace Ravichandran Ashwin on December 7 waded into the ongoing flood situation in his native Chennai and shared a video clip about climate change on his social media handle.
He shared a clip where a man is heard voicing concerns over the rampant littering of Chennai’s beaches with plastic.
“Every second day you get to hear that the plastic in the ocean is killing so many dolphins, so many turtles… Do those who throw plastic on the beach want to kill those creatures? No. They do it because they can do it. That’s it. And what environmental buffer zone are you talking about?” the man in the video is heard saying.
The star India tweaker tagged the video with a message that said, “Climate change is real”. He also urged people to wake up before it is too late.
“I rest my case! We need to value lives and put a value on our lives. If we don’t expect a certain standard for ourselves, no one else will knock on our door and give it to us. & finally! Climate change is real and make no mistake, all of us that think this is someone else’s problem must wake up because it’s coming for us and we better be prepared,” Ashwin posted.
Chennai has reeled under severe waterlogging conditions amid heavy rainfall in the region in the immediate aftermath of Cyclone Michaung.