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An environmental activist set himself ablaze in front of the Supreme Court on Earth Day

An environmental activist set himself ablaze in front of the Supreme Court on Earth Day

Wynn Alan Bruce, 50 from Boulder Colorado, self-immolated when the world celebrated Earth Day. He sustained critical injuries and was flown to hospital. He later died.

Bruce, who was a Boulder-based portrait photographer, said he was protesting against inaction regarding the climate crisis.

Kritee Kanko (a climate scientist, and a Zen Buddhist priest, claimed to know Bruce through the same meditation groups. He wrote on Twitter that although they are still gathering more details, the activist may have been planning on the act at least one year in advance. CNN could not independently verify their relationship.

“This act of compassion is not suicide. This is a profoundly fearless act to show compassion and bring attention to the climate crisis.” She posted to Twitter. “We are piecing together information but he had planned it for at least a year. #wynnbruce I am so moved.”
In Interview with The New York TimesKanko clarified her tweet by saying that she was not certain of Bruce’s intentions and that people are being driven to extreme levels of climate grief, despair, and confusion. Kanko stated that she didn’t want “young people” to start thinking about self-immolation.
Bruce replied to the question about a year ago One of his postsConcerning climate change, a comment was added that included a fire emoticon and the date “4/22/2022.”
His last Facebook postMarch 28th, 2008: “This is NOT humor.” It is all about breathing,” referring the need to clean air.
Bruce was born earlier this year. Post a photoGreta Thunberg is a teen climate activist. The caption reads, “What now adults?” Bruce wrote other social media posts about climate change and pollution, the environment, and his faith as a Buddhist monk.

This isn’t the second time someone has set themselves on fire in protest against climate change.

David Buckel is an environmental lawyer and activist who was born April 2018. He was suffocated with gasHe set himself ablaze in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York. In an email Buckel sent The mediaBefore he died, he wrote: “Most humans now breathe unhealthy air made from fossil fuels and many die young as a consequence — my early death from fossil fuel reflects the damage we are doing to our own health.”

The ascetic practice or self-immolation in Buddhism — where one voluntarily takes their life, usually by setting themselves ablaze — can be controversial.

It was used in South Vietnam as a protest against the Vietnam War. Tibetans still use it today. Since 2009, more 100 Tibetans have set themselves ablaze to protest Chinese rule. This practice has also claimed the lives of hundreds, if not thousands, of activists in India, South Korea, and even Kurds protesting within Western Europe. sociologist Michael Biggs.

According to a spokesperson for the court, the area surrounding the Supreme Court was closed Friday to allow for further investigation. CNN reported that the court plaza was back to normal on Saturday. According to a court spokesperson, no other person was hurt in the incident.

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Climate activists and scientists are increasing their efforts to bring attention and stop traffic jams and lock themselves in buildings that house financial institutions that fund fossil fuel projects.

“Rest In Power Wynn,” climate scientist Peter Kalmus was recently arrested after he locked himself into the JP Morgan Chase building in Los Angeles to protest its funding of new fossil fuels projects. Tweeted. “Everyone, we must all fight side-by-side in solidarity for every fractional degree. It is not too late.

CNN’s Jamie Crawford (CNN), Jessica Schneider, Veronica Stracqualursi, Ella Nilsen and Ella Nilsen contributed this report.

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