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Climate scientist risks job for refusing to board plane

. Climate scientist Dr. Gianluca Grimalda alleged that the Kiel Institute for the World Economy has warned him that he may be fired if he does not return to Germany from Papua New Guinea within the next couple of days. Grimalda however, has refused to return that quickly as it would require flying by jet, which he believes is a huge harm to the environment.Grimalda provided more details, stating, "My employer has a point in willing me to go back asap. But there's *nothing* I must do in Kiel I can't do while traveling. I offered to go on unpaid leave for as long as they like, so they won't be responsible for whatever happens to me in the journey. But they refused." In a subsequent post, the researcher added that he is committed to not flying because of the "promise" he made to villagers "in my awareness talks that I'd minimize my emissions on my return to Europe." To get back home, Grimalda plans to use cargo ships, ferries, and trains.

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  • Esther Wanjiku

    36 w

    The resolve by this scientist is truly honorable and admirable

    • Kevin

      36 w

      This is very inspirational form the scientist

      • We Don't Have Time

        36 w

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        • Gorffly mokua

          36 w

          Only few people can do this! This is an heroic action.

          • rosebellendiritu

            36 w

            You are very right and you stand by your words,don't go against your will to please anyone,it is the right thing to do to rebel to what you think/know is not right

            • walter lungayi

              36 w

              It is admirable that the climate scientist is willing to risk their job in order to take a stand against the carbon emissions caused by air travel. It highlights the need for individuals and industries to take responsibility for their impact on the environment.

              • DIPANJANA MAULIK

                36 w

                Rebellion for right causes is exercising righteousness

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