The Bahamas in Danger

After our 4,800mi/7,800mi trip in a Tesla Model S, we’re currently enjoying our vacation in The Bahamas. Since this doesn’t have much to do with our Promotion Tour for Sustainable Energy and Transportation, I’ve been keeping a low profile. Only a few nights ago has it dawned on me that The Bahamas actually has EVERYTHING to do with our Promotion Tour!

Bahamas will lose 80

The Bahamas is one of the most low-lying countries in the world. It will lose 80% of land in this century due to climate change[1].

The Bahamas has been our winter destination for four consecutive years now. Before, we sailed the Mediterranean and most of the Caribbean, but settled on The Bahamas, the Exuma Islands to be precise, because it’s our tropical paradise. (Victoria BC is our temperate paradise!)

While I’m writing this, we are anchored off Lee Stocking Island, waiting out some heavier winds. No worries, we’re tucked in nicely with friends close by and numerous beaches where I can walk my dog Kye.

Beaches will be gone

Those beaches will be gone at the end of this century.

That’s the crux of the problem: it’s just so hard to imagine, so far away from everyone’s mind, so easy to negate or ignore. Not so for the Bahamians:

“… climate change magnifies the growing concerns regarding food security, water scarcity, energy security and the resource requirements for protection from natural disaster.” — Bahamian Prime Minister Perry Christie[2]

And I’m only pointing to the Bahamians since this is where we currently are and because this country has almost become a second home to us. More countries are threatened, China, India and Bangladesh leading the group.[3]

As Elon Musk stated during his presentation on Sustainability at the Université de Paris Panthéon Sorbonne, 2 December 2015:

“If we wait and if we delay the change, the best case is simply delaying that inevitable transition to sustainable energy. … The worst case however is more displacement and destruction than all the wars in history combined. These are the best/worst case scenarios. … About 97 percent [of scientists] … believe in the worst case. This is why I call it the dumbest experiment in history ever.”[4]

THAT’s why we are going on the road promoting sustainable energy and transportation this summer; because future generations need our voice and our actions NOW.

2016 Bahamas

Musha Cay, The Bahamas

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4 thoughts on “The Bahamas in Danger

  1. Silke do you have a live jacket for Kye?
    victoriaevclub.com will feature this story next week. The rest of the world will hear us , if we all raise our voices. See some of you readers at our : “Royals ECO NIGHT” tomorrow at 7:00 .
    30 volunteers will hand out 5000 cards encouraging a change to renewable energy. For our children’s sake!
    Details on our website. Great article,
    Fred
    Enjoy your Holiday

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    • Thanks, Fred! We do have a life jacket for Kye, but he’s okay without it. We never venture far from shore 😉 Tried stand-up paddle boards today. Kye fell in (we didn’t) and swam to the beach. No problem! Working on a video, but editing takes a lot of time… Will post it when ready.
      Wishing you good luck and great success for today’s ECO Night! Wish I could have organized a Model X for you, but no bites. Take tons of pictures and send some over. Hope todays ceremony for the airport chargers was successful, too! So much happening right now, it’s great! Silke

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