Screaming protesters disrupt Biden speech

The howling activists demonstrated against fossil fuels as the US president spoke at a climate conference in

US President was interrupted by screaming protesters during a speech at the UN climate conference COP27 in Egypt on Friday. While Biden boasted about his green policies, the protesters demanded an end to the use of fossil fuels.

Stumbling over his words, Biden told the crowd in that his administration was committed to making “transformational changes” to reduce carbon emissions. As he went on to describe his vision of the United States as “a credible, committed global leader on climate,” a series of boos and howls interrupted him.

The sound came from a group of activists, who stood up on their chairs and unfurled a banner reading “People vs. .”

The protesters were escorted from the auditorium and Biden finished his speech. In his speech, the US president touted his investment in green energy, his administration’s new methane rules and also his plan to spend $500 million on climate projects in foreign countries, including $250 million in Egypt.

Although the UN’s annual conferences are an opportunity for world leaders to recommit to the organization’s emissions targets, they are loathed by more radical environmentalists. The Swedish activist , for example, has described the annual meetings as a “scam” and an example of “” – or an attempt by politicians to misrepresent themselves as environmentally friendly.

Although Biden represents the world’s second-largest emitter, the leaders of the first and third emitters — and , respectively, according to UN figures — skipped this year’s summit.



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