NASA Scientist Peter Kalmus Was Arrested Recently- Why?
Peter was arrested and later released in April after chaining himself to the JPMorgan Chase building in Los Angeles to protest the bank's financing of fossil fuels.
He was arrested on Wednesday with colleagues and supporters for barricading himself inside a JP Morgan Chase building in downtown Los Angeles.
This NASA scientist made an emotional appeal just before being arrested.— AJ+ (@ajplus) August 2, 2022
Peter Kalmus spoke to AJ+ in a personal capacity and not on behalf of any organization. pic.twitter.com/FUW7vDUVcW
Furthermore, his action in Los Angeles is part of an international campaign organized by the Scientist Rebellion, a loosely organized group of concerned scientists that includes over 1,200 scientists from 26 countries and is supported by local climate groups.
On Monday, his day of action was followed by the IPCC Working Group 3 report, which addressed the frightening gap between where society is heading and where it needs to go. Their movement is also increasing.