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Amid Record Heat in D.C., Protesters at White House Demand Biden Declare Climate Emergency 

HeadlineSep 08, 2023

In more climate news, a record-breaking post-Labor Day heat wave is continuing to bring extreme weather alerts to tens of millions of people in the U.S. mainland. The record temperatures prompted many school districts to cancel outdoor activities like recess or to switch to online classes for the start of the school year. In Washington, D.C., the high temperature at Dulles International Airport reached triple digits for the first time ever in the month of September.

Carolina Saravia: “I think it’s not normal. I have lived here for a long time, and this is incredible. Like, we are in September, waiting for fall to come, and suddenly it’s 100 degrees outside. So, I think it has to be with the global warming.”

On Thursday, Secret Service officers arrested three climate activists after they tied a banner to the White House fence, demanding President Biden declare a climate emergency. The action came ahead of a March to End Fossil Fuels planned for New York City on September 17.

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