Climate activists on Thursday protested the perceived inaction of President Joe Biden by turning the White House entrance into a dumping ground for wheelbarrows loaded with what they say the Biden administration is full of.
Activists in a group called Extinction Rebellion D.C. packed huge amounts of manure in pink wheelbarrows for an Earth Day protest that involved leaving the cow dung at the eastern entrance of the White House.
They also hoisted banners that read, “Declare a Climate Emergency Now” and “Biden’s 2030 Plan = Mass Death,” according to CBS affiliate WUSA.
Extinction Rebellion D.C. said its call to action is to bring attention to “Biden’s Bulls**t Climate Plan.” The group demands that Biden declare a climate and ecological emergency under the National Emergencies Act and set a net-zero emissions target of 2025, the news outlet reported.
Biden’s commitment to cut U.S. fossil fuel emissions up to 52% by 2030 — similar to pledges from global allies — will come at the launch Thursday of an all-virtual climate summit to be attended by 40 world leaders. The summit marks a return by the U.S. to global climate efforts after the work done by the Trump administration to free America from often onerous regulations imposed in the name of alleged climate science.
“Net-zero by 2030 and other not-in-my-term-of-office scams are far too little, far too late,” Reilly Polka, a spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion, said in a statement, WUSA reported.
The statement added: “Biden is punting the crisis to future generations with targets that rely on unproven technologies sucking carbon out of the atmosphere. This is a massive gamble to take when the well-being of the human species and the richness of life on earth is at stake. If he cared he’d set targets that expire while he’s still in office. We can’t keep waiting, we need change now.”
The group said if its demands aren’t met “acts of non-violent civil disobedience” will continue.