Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders said in September that global warming is accelerating and more dire than projected, exemplified by Rio's infectious waters and Zika Mosquito epidemic, which Vice President Gore last week warned is increasing unless we mobilize. That is why he has agreed to be Hillary Clinton's climate change guide.
So, as a resident of Puerto Vallarta and a concerned Olympian, I asked the UN's top Ocean consultant, Leonard Sonnenschein, "what are the chances of swimming in the Tokyo Olympic waters in 2020, and skiing at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, given that, according to Popular Science, August Tied July For Hottest Month Ever?"
Then when we heard that some respected scientists say our oceans are most vulnerable and could crash in 2-3 years unless we collaborate more and ACT, we collected the fastest cost-effective solutions to get us down to 1.5C, applauded by a Nobel Prize winner, Mexican government, and National Ski Areas Association and World Youth leaders. Especially since our Ocean is Vallarta's No. 1 economic draw.
Fortunately, Vallarteses can be proud that we are now world's leaders in restoring coral that is dying from the warming ocean. Coral is the nursery for most fish. In a September test by the University of Guadalajara, our UN team's Nutrient Technology is "the only one to grow coral as the oceans warms, and did so at a record 5 inches in 5 weeks."
Said Sonnenschein, "Our Nutrient Technology breakthrough also restores plankton, which eats toxins to restore turquoise waters, feeds the whales and fish, and converts CO2 to oxygen more than all the rain forests!"
Given that we are all interconnected, to keep Vallarta flourishing, the UN team is gladly assisting ports around the world to restore their coral, starting with Australia's "catastrophically bare Great Barrier Reef," Hawaii and Jamaica.
So join our team to help win this Race to Save our Oceans by sharing this with everyone, and supporting this and other critical ways to streamline restoring our World's Playgrounds for the Olympics, and for all our children. Read more at musewire.com.
Suzy Chaffee, a former Olympic skier who helped invent dancing down mountains, has turned activist, journalist, filmmaker, and has worked with seven U.S. Presidents. She is now co-chairman of a non-profit partnership of the Elders of the Americas and Olympians, called the Native American Olympic Team Foundation, which aims to heal Mother Earth for all our children through joyful sports and education. For more information, contact Suzy at SuzyNativeVoices(at)aol.com or visit Snow-Riders.org or NAOTF.org.Opinions are those of the author and may not reflect the opinion or policy of this site or its publisher. Content has not been edited beyond simple typo checks in order to retain the authorís unique voice.