A group of climate activists have dumped wheelbarrows full of cow manure outside the White House to protest President Joe Biden’s climate plan.
The protesters are said to be from Extinction Rebellion, a group that often performs stunt protests.
Extinction Rebellion describe themselves as ‘a global environmental movement with the stated aim of using nonviolent civil disobedience to compel government action to avoid tipping points in the climate system, biodiversity loss, and the risk of social and ecological collapse.’
Climate activists with Extinction Rebellion pushed wheelbarrows full of cow dung through the streets and emptied them in front of the White House.
Dozens of protesters have gathered on Earth Day to dump mounds of cow poop at the White House
Activists dumped more than a dozen wheelbarrows of cow manure at the White House
Protest began early on Thursday morning with activists tipping over wheelbarrows of muck
Climate activists with Extinction Rebellion DC protest President Joe Biden’s plan to cut US emissions in half by 2030, which they deem ‘far too little, far too late,’ near the White House
The climate activists are calling on Biden to do more, arguing that the U.S. should aim for a reduction of at least 70 percent
Climate activists gathered in Washington, D.C., on Thursday to dump wheelbarrows full of cow poop near the White House
Demonstrators then dumped the manure onto the street, along with signs and banners reading, ‘Stop the bulls***,’ and ‘Declare climate emergency now!’
The dung dump came as a two-day virtual climate change summit kicked off on Thursday with 40 world leaders
The White Rebels and Extinction Rebellion DC block 17th Street after dumping cow manure outside the White House on Earth Day
On Thursday, several protesters tipped over wheelbarrows in full view of the gates of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
After dumping the cow manure in front of the White House, a sign was placed in the pile reading, ‘Stop the bulls***.’ Another sign held up read, ‘Declare climate emergency now.’
Members of the group also held banners that read, ‘DECLARE A CLIMATE EMERGENCY NOW’ and ‘BIDEN’S 2030 PLAN = MASS DEATH.’
The group say they want to bring attention to ‘Biden’s Bulls**t Climate Plan’ and demand that President Biden declare a climate and ecological emergency under the National Emergencies Act and set a net-zero emissions target of 2025.
Biden’s has committed the U.S. fossil fuel emissions up to 52% by 2030 which is in line with pledges made by other countries.
A group of at least a dozen demonstrators pushed pink wheelbarrows downtown toward the White House
The White Rebels and Extinction Rebellion DC protest outside the White House
The protest came on the same day Biden spoke about the seriousness of climate change and how his administration will attempt to deal with it. He said the U.S. ‘has resolved to take action’
Extinction Rebellion D.C., took the streets of D.C. and packed cow manure in pink wheelbarrows near Rawlins Park
Photos showed the piles of dung lingering in the street even after demonstrators dispersed
Extinction Rebellion said, ‘Net-zero by 2030 and other not in my term of office scams are far too little, far too late. Biden is punting the crisis to future generations with targets that rely on unproven technologies sucking carbon out of the atmosphere’
The Extinction Rebellion deem Biden’s plan to cut US emissions in half by 2030 ‘far too little, far too late’
Climate activists with Extinction Rebellion DC leave a pile of manure on 17th Street near the White House to protest US President Joe Biden’s plan to cut US emissions in half by 2030
Activists with Extinction Rebellion DC dumped ‘heaps of cow s***’ from bright pink wheelbarrows in front of the east side of the White House ‘in response to Biden’s bulls*** climate plan.’
Extinction Rebellion Washington D.C. announced their intention to mount the protest on Twitter on Wednesday, criticizing the president’s approach to the climate change crisis
The president announced ‘a new target for the United States to achieve a 50-52 percent reduction from 2005 levels in economy-wide net greenhouse gas pollution in 2030
Protestors get ready to begin their protest using poop in pink wheelbarrows
The pledge will be made later on Thursday during an all-virtual climate summit for 40 world leaders.
Biden’s commitment sees a return by the U.S. to global climate efforts after four years of withdrawal under President Donald Trump.
The 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, which former President Donald Trump rejected and Biden rejoined, aims to limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.
Extinction Rebellion activists say this target is unattainable under the administration’s plan.
The new urgency comes as scientists say that climate change caused by coal plants, car engines and other fossil fuel use is already worsening droughts, floods, hurricanes, wildfires and other disasters and that humans are running out of time to stave off most catastrophic extremes of global warming.
‘Net-zero by 2030 and other not in my term of office scams are far too little, far too late,’ said Reilly Polka, a spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion.
Extinction Rebellion DC dumps cow manure at the entrance to the White House on Earth Day
Extinction Rebellion DC marches with pink wheelbarrows to dump heaps of cow manure
The activists dumped piles of manure in the street in front of the White House to protest Biden not doing enough to help combat climate change
Climate activists with Extinction Rebellion DC protest President Joe Biden’s plan to cut US emissions in half by 2030, which they deem ‘far too little, far too late’
Extinction Rebellion is a global environmental movement committed to using nonviolent civil disobedience to bring about government action on climate change
The 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, which former President Donald Trump rejected and Biden rejoined, aims to limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels
Members of the Extinction Rebellion chanted using megaphones
World leaders virtually attend the Leaders Summit on Climate, as seen from the East Room of the White House
President Joe Biden speaks to the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate, from the White House as Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, looks on
‘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 in a statement.
The group said in a statement that if Biden does not meet their demands they plan to continue ‘acts of non-violent civil disobedience.’
Biden is set to open a global climate summit on Thursday with a pledge to cut at least in half the climate-wrecking coal and petroleum fumes that the U.S. pumps out, a commitment he hopes will spur China and other big polluters to speed up efforts of their own.
The activists methodically dumped the poop on the streets outside the White House
The activists marched towards the outside of the White House early on Thursday morning
Activists halt traffic and dump a pile of manure outside the White House while protesting against President Joe Biden’s climate change policy on Earth Day
Despite the White House hosting a virtual Leaders Summit on Climate on Earth Day, the activists said Biden is ‘punting the crisis to future generations’
Activists halt traffic outside the White House while protesting against President Joe Biden’s climate change policy on Earth Day
Protesters used bright pink wheelbarrows to dump heaps of cow manure at the intersection of New York Avenue and 17th Street NW on the west side of the White House campus
The activists dumped the poop on the streets outside the White House
Climate initiatives in Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan
$85 billion to modernize existing transit and help agencies expand their systems to meet rider demand
$174 billion on electric car development
$111 billion to replace lead pipes and service lines and to modernize drinking water and sewer systems
$100 billion to protect nature-based infrastructure – lands, forests, wetlands, watersheds, and coastal and ocean resource; to build up electrical system; expand tax credits for clean energy generation and storage; plug orphan oil wells and mines; and redevelop Superfund sites
$40 billion to improve the infrastructure of the public housing system in America
$100 billion to upgrade electrical grid
$100 billion to upgrade and build new public schools
$10 billion in the modernization, sustainability, and resilience of federal buildings
$35 billion investment in climate science
$10 billion for a new Civilian Climate Corps