And in New York City, activists from a variety of environmental and social justice groups protested former vice president and 2020 Democratic candidate Joe Biden outside of a campaign fundraiser at the home of billionaire investment banker James Chanos. The activists called out Biden’s recently released “Clean Energy Revolution” plan, which they said falls short of the radical changes needed to curb the catastrophic effects of climate change, such as banning fracking and new oil pipelines or achieving 100% renewable energy in the near future. They are calling on Biden to reject fossil fuel money and to fully support the Green New Deal. This is Patrick Houston from New York Communities for Change.
Patrick Houston: “Thus far throughout his career and throughout his 2020 candidacy, Biden has not made climate change a serious priority in his campaign. Biden has not taken a Green New Deal seriously, and that is evident in the weak plan that he put out several weeks ago. And so, we’re out here today to call on Biden to make his climate plan match the climate science.”