Olympic wave riders in frontline of climate change

Thomson Reuters Foundation | Feb 14, 2020 at 2:07 PM
  • Of all the sports at the Tokyo Olympics later this year none inhabit the frontline of climate change quite like surfing.
  • With sea walls and housing preventing the natural movement inland of beaches, surfers will face the squeeze, even if predicted more frequent storms whip up large waves.
  • The likely choice of Tahiti to stage the Paris 2024 surfing events has raised some eyebrows.