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A prominent LGBT rights lawyer died after setting himself on fire in Brooklyn's Prospect Park on Saturday.
David Buckel, 60, killed himself after sending messages to multiple news outlets, including The New York Times, explaining his intention to set himself on fire to protest the world's usage of fossil fuels at the expense of the environment.
“Pollution ravages our planet, oozing inhabitability via air, soil, water and weather,” Buckel wrote the Times in an email. “Most humans on the planet now breathe air made unhealthy by fossil fuels, and many die early deaths as a result — my early death by fossil fuel reflects what we are doing to ourselves.”
originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
You can't deny his dedication. Not many people would go to those lengths to send a message. I don't condone suicide but my hat goes off to him for dying for a cause he believed in, whether I agree with that cause or not. Burning to death is the most painful way to go, he has my respect in that regard.
originally posted by: carewemust
originally posted by: Fermy
a reply to: carewemust
Well that was a pointless thing to do, did he use fossil fuel as an accelerant?
He said in ONE of his suicide notes, that Fossil Fuels kill people, and he's proving it.