Climate Protesters Howl At Biden As He Apologizes For America

US President Joe Biden speaks about protecting Social Security and Medicare and lowering prescription drug costs, at OB Johnson Park Community Center in Hallandale Beach, Florida, on November 1, 2022. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • President Joe Biden apologized for the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement on Friday as he addressed a major climate summit and outlined how transitioning away from fossil fuels can help the world avoid ‘climate hell.’
  • ‘The climate crisis is about human security, economic security, environmental security, national security, and the very life of the planet,’ Biden said at the COP 27 meeting in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.
  • It was a chance to trumpet billions of dollars in spending and demonstrate that the U.S. was back in a leadership role in the fight against climate change.
  • That wasn’t enough for some in the audience. A group of protesters momentarily silenced Biden as they stood and howled, lifting a banner that read: ‘People vs fossil fuels,’ before it was snatched away by security guards.

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