Consider the world saved. David Buckel used fossil fuel to burn himself to death on Saturday morning to show the world how we are… destroying the earth. Mission accomplished. “Most humans on the planet now breathe air made unhealthy by fossil fuels, and many die early deaths as a result,” he wrote in his suicide note. But my question: did he think about the carbon footprint left by his smoldering corpse? Not very ‘green’ of you, David.
This via the New York Post:
A “green” activist who was a pioneering lawyer for gay and transgender rights — including in the notorious “Boys Don’t Cry” rape murder case — committed suicide by setting himself on fire Saturday morning in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park in a grisly act of protest against the ecological destruction of the Earth.
David Buckel, 60, left behind a charred corpse and a typed suicide note that said he was burning himself to death using “fossil fuel” to reflect how mankind was likewise killing itself, police sources said.
He left the note in a manila envelope marked “To The Police,” recovered from inside a black metal pushcart he discarded at the scene.
“Most humans on the planet now breathe air made unhealthy by fossil fuels, and many die early deaths as a result,” Buckel wrote in his note, which he also sent to the New York Times.
“My early death by fossil fuel reflects what we are doing to ourselves.”
He added, “Honorable purpose in life invites honorable purpose in death.”
Passers-by were horrified to see Buckel’s burned remains.
“It was just lying there, on its back, knees slightly bent like someone would lie on the sand at the beach,” said Irena Ryjova, 44, a rollerblader who passed by at about 7 a.m., less than an hour after the immolation.
Read more here: https://nypost.com/2018/04/14/activist-lawyer-burned-himself-to-death-to-protest-global-warming/