18 Apr 2022
‘We’ve been trying to warn you’: NASA Scientist Rings Climate Change Warning Bell
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Peter Kalmus, a scientist at NASA, risked his career to put out warnings against climate change while holding a protest in front of a JP Morgan Chase building in Los Angeles last week.
According to the Independent, Dr. Kalmus works as a climate scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory based in California. As part of a protest arranged by Scientist Rebellion, Kalmus and other scientists had chained themselves to the doors of a JP Morgan Chase building to raise awareness about worsening climate change during a day of climate action observed by scientists across the globe.
In an emotional video, Kalmus said, “We’re going to lose everything.” He further added, “And we’re not joking, we’re not lying, we’re not exaggerating.” He and other scientists were arrested afterwards.
The incident, which bears an uncanny resemblance to scenes from Netflix’s Oscar-nominated film Don’t Look Up, has thrown light upon the activities of JP Morgan Chase. As per data from an association of NGOs, the conglomerate has been the largest funder of fossil fuels in the world banking sector from 2016 to 2021.
In another video released later, Dr. Kalmus contended, “It’s time for all of us to stand up, and take risks, and make sacrifices for this beautiful planet that gives us life, that gives us everything.”