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Climate Activists Start Hunger Strike in Front of White House

HeadlineOct 20, 2021

A group of climate activists are beginning a hunger strike outside the White House today to demand Congress and President Biden pass the climate crisis provisions in the reconciliation package. The youth activists made the decision to strike following news that Democrats could cut a key measure which would promote renewable energy to replace fossil fuels, as a concession to Joe Manchin.

In related news, a new report published by the U.N. Environment Program finds that governments are planning to extract double the amount of fossil fuels between now and 2030 than would be consistent with the 2015 Paris climate accord’s target of keeping global temperature rise below 1.5 degrees Celsius.

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