Man who died by setting himself on fire protesting against climate change

“This guy was my friend,” tweeted Kritee Kanko, a Zen Buddhist priest in Boulder and a climate scientist with the Environmental Defense Fund. “He meditated with our sangha. This act is not suicide. This is a deeply courageous act of compassion to draw attention to the climate crisis. We are gathering information, but he had been planning it for at least a year.”

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