Environmentalist sets fire to himself in Brazil protest | World news | The Guardian


I’m obviously more conscientious an environmentalist than humanist; the first thing to come to mind upon reading this was, “isn’t there a less polluting way to kill yourself?” (Straight to Hell, I know, I know):

A campaigner who has dedicated his life to fighting the destruction of the Brazilian environment is in a critical condition after setting fire to himself in protest at the construction of alcohol factories in the Pantanal marsh region.

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