Ginger Zee is a proud and hard working eco-warrior, so when her environmental morals were questioned by angry fans recently, she was quick to defend herself.
The GMA meteorologist shared a message on Instagram in which she urged people to watch her latest project about climate change and help save the planet.
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Alongside a photo of her team in the Maldives, she wrote: "Today we took you to the Maldives (posted it in my IGTV). The lowest lying island nation in the world where @nasa says at the current rate of global warming, 80% of its islands will be uninhabitable by 2050."
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Ginger continued: "These stories do not come by easily. In the last year and a half, my team assembled unofficially and we began pitching weekly stories but also watching for the big, majorly important stories that would help us all connect to the urgent signs of a rapidly changing climate."
She thanked the people she worked with and fans thanked her for shedding light on such important issues.
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But there were some who weren't so impressed and berated Ginger for traveling on, "gas-guzzling jets and yachts," and asked how many private jets she has been on. One even called her a hypocrite, and Ginger wasn't about to take the criticism lying down.
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The TV star responded with a lengthy and detailed answer. "We don’t take private jets. Always commercial," she wrote, before continuing: "That was not the intent of the piece.
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"My flights are my biggest footprint (they are commercial), I drive electric, I do everything in my workplace, home and community I can to be kind to the atmosphere and planet.
Ginger is passionate about her important work as a meteorologist and eco-warrior
"No one can be perfect - I am not expecting that of anyone. This is a report about what needs to happen for these folks to survive. Innovation, technology and changing to renewables."
More of her social media followers then chimed in and commented: "Thank you for being so dedicated with what you do ! It’s so fun to watch and learn from you about the world."
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