Extremist climate group Extinction Rebellion has dumped over a dozen wheelbarrows of cow manure outside the White House in an effort to draw attention to President Joe Biden’s “bullsh*t” climate policy, which they say is not radical enough.
For Earth Day 2021, the Democratic President held a virtual climate summit to discuss the supposed harm caused to the earth by climate change.
How to watch Joe Biden, 40 world leaders discuss climate change https://t.co/7iE8SJO3PT
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) April 22, 2021
Biden has committed his government to radical climate measures, saying that “The signs are unmistakable, the science is undeniable and the cost of inaction keeps mounting.”
“That is why my administration is advancing the most ambitious climate agenda in our nation’s history,” he said, “resolving to take action” on the issue, and pledging to cut the US’s carbon emissions in half by 2030.
NEW: Biden will commit to halving U.S. emmissions by 2030 as part of Paris climate pact https://t.co/ldnyjgcclz
— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) April 22, 2021
This is nearly double the USA’s previous commitment, and will require extreme changes in the way the US energy and transportation sectors operate, with steep cuts in the use of fossil fuels such as oil and coal needed.
Incidentally, the Irish government recently announced a similar policy.
The government’s cabinet has just approved Eamon Ryan’s climate bill, which means we can all say “slán anois” to the Irish economy and common sense. Ben Scallan comments. #gripthttps://t.co/EqQmPBdo3n pic.twitter.com/EfIbx9yfJW
— gript (@griptmedia) March 26, 2021
All peat harvesting and production has been stopped AHEAD of schedule, leaving Ireland importing peat for power AND for horticulture. All to keep hanging even more Irish workers out to dry. Ben Scallan reactshttps://t.co/WDI8WFJdL0 pic.twitter.com/pXTRWIQ0jn
— gript (@griptmedia) January 25, 2021
However, some environmentalists were not too impressed with Biden’s pledge. Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Occasio-Cortez and her supporters have called for a staggering $10 trillion dollars spending over the next decade to combat climate change.
Additionally, extremist group Extinction Rebellion savaged the plan.
“You’ll be happy to learn that Extinction Rebellion plans to dump a steaming pile of sh*t in front of the White House on Earth Day,” Extinction Rebellion Washington D.C. said on Wednesday.
“Biden’s 2030 emissions plan is bullsh*t. We’ll blast through 1.5C. Why can’t we elect presidents who understand science?”
— Jane Recker (@janerecker) April 22, 2021
The 2015 Paris Climate Agreement – which former President Donald Trump initially pulled the US out of and then Biden subsequently rejoined within hours of being inaugurated – sets a target of limiting global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.
Joe Biden signs executive order to rejoin Paris climate accord.
— Simon Cullen (@Simon_Cullen) January 20, 2021
Extinction Rebellion says that this target is not achievable without far more radical policies than Biden has so far laid out.
Earlier in the day, the group’s UK branch smashed the windows at HSBC in Canary Wharf, London.
Extinction Rebellion activists smash windows at HSBC in Canary Wharf on Earth Day pic.twitter.com/mfR16RyDRF
— The Sun (@TheSun) April 22, 2021
They have been known in the past to super glue themselves to vehicles, including planes and an electric bus while dressed as a bumble bee, as a form of protest.
Paralympian glues himself to the top of British Airways jet as Extinction Rebellion invades London City airporthttps://t.co/r4Zt0dhaM3
— XR San Diego (@xrsandiego) October 11, 2019
Extinction Rebellion activists face sentence for superglue train protest https://t.co/bfNQFCMi7m
— euronews (@euronews) December 18, 2019
Extinction Rebellion bee protester glues himself to Lib Dem bus https://t.co/s8mM7LX2K6
— John West 🕯💙 (@JohnWest_JAWS) December 4, 2019
The group has held a variety of equally bizarre protests closer to home in Ireland.
Extinction Rebellion held a protest outside Dáil Éireann calling on the government not to backtrack on its promise to ban the importation of fracked gas https://t.co/TyOwXRmYNr
— The Times Ireland (@thetimesIE) March 24, 2021
Two Extinction Rebellion activists in court over Department of Foreign Affairs graffiti https://t.co/Uz5iO6b9aO
— The Irish Times (@IrishTimes) March 21, 2021
Members of Extinction Rebellion Ireland (@ExtinctRebelsIE) have glued themselves to the Department of Climate Action building in Dublin this afternoon to protest against the recent blocking of a Bill to limit the issuing of new fossil fuel licences.https://t.co/ac1Q9eWBU8
— The Green News (@GreenNews_ie) July 8, 2019
The group’s co-founder, Roger Hallam, described the Holocaust as “just another f*ckery in human history” and “almost a normal event.”
Extinction Rebellion founder’s Holocaust remarks spark fury | Extinction Rebellion | The Guardian https://t.co/EdUGrd8Bjv
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) November 22, 2019
Additionally, speaking at an Amnesty International event, he said that to combat climate change it was necessary to “bring governments down”, and admitted that “Some may die in the process…there’s no real change without pain.”
Last year, UK terrorism police listed Extinction Rebellion as an “extremist ideology.”
Extinction Rebellion: Counter-terrorism police list group as 'extremist' in guide https://t.co/9jxWuMYMjS
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) January 10, 2020