Story at a glance:
- Members of Extinction Rebellion dumped pounds of cow manure on the White House front lawn.
- The group has a history of such actions.
- Biden hosted a climate change event online with world leaders, including the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Angry climate activists are giving President Biden crap for not satisfying their expectations — literally.
“Net zero by 2030 and other not in my term of office scams are far too little, far too late," Extinction Rebellion spokesperson Reilly Polka said in a statement. "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 left-wing group chanted "Bulls---" and "No more climate crisis."
The group's demand is for Biden to declare a climate and ecological emergency and set up an assembly of ordinary people to solve the net-zero emissions target of 2025.
"[Extinction Rebellion] will continue to escalate acts of non-violent civil disobedience against a criminal government that is failing its duty of care to its people."
Extinction Rebellion has a history of making bold, some say cringe-worthy, statements to lessen climate change.
Some of its members have staged dance mobs or marched naked around the public square.
On its website, the group said it is a rebellion because being civil "in the midst of a mass extinction of our own making" is not sufficient, and "our governments are not doing enough to protect their citizens, our resources, our biodiversity, our planet, and our future."
As The Hill previously reported, Earth Day also marks the virtual climate summit when Biden and Vice President Harris host a discussion about climate-related emissions cuts in front of world leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
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