updated: 12-05-2022 | 10:57
The inhabitants of the Finnish town of Sala have found an original way to get attention for global warming.
What do you do when you're a small town in northern Finland that has lived with endless cold winters for as long as the inhabitant can remember, but can see the effects of global warming first hand? The town of Sala decided to place a bid for the Olympics Games of 2032. The Olympic Summer Games that is! Because if we don't stop climate change, chances are this once coldest town in Finland won't be seeing snow anymore by 2032.
As Save Salla says on its website: 'Despite the obviousness of Global Warming, the ideology of Climate Change Denial is gaining traction all over the world and increasing every year. So, we've created this bid to raise attention about the climate emergency. Salla is changing. The whole planet is changing. Not in a good way. 2032 will be a “turning point” in the battle against Global Warming. We either act now or our legacy to the next generation will be a worse planet than the one we met and we arrived to."
Kesa, the Salla 2032 Summer Games mascot
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