Trump Administration’s Coal And Fossil Fuel Panel Shut Down At The Global Climate Summit

A group from Grassroots Global Justice Alliance managed to shut down the Trump administration’s panel pushing coal and fossil fuels at the Global Climate Summit in Poland

  • After shutting down the panel the group marched out chanting “Shame on you!”

  • America has sided with Russia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait to challenge a damning report on global warming

  • The Trump administration has recently made a push that threatens to increase global warming despite a second report from the federal government

At the Global Climate Summit in Poland on Monday, a small group of protesters shut down the Trump administration’s panel supporting coal and fossil fuels.

Democracy Now! caught the moment on Facebook LIVE. During the panel the group began laughing loud enough to stop the presentation. A woman then stood up and said the situation was not funny. The speaker tried to regain control, but the group began stomping and clapping while chanting “Keep it in the ground, I said keep it in the ground.”

After the chanting stopped, Leona Morgan, a Dine woman from the Navajo Nation, began yelled over the crowd denouncing nuclear energy. Morgan and the group that disrupted the Trump administration’s presentation are from the Grassroots Global Justice Alliance. After disrupting the presentation, the group walked out chanting “Shame on you!”

America made a risky decision at the Global Climate Summit by teaming with Russia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in trying to challenge a recent key report highlighting the severity of global warming. The report states if the planet does not cut carbon emissions by 50% in the next 10 years we could face catastrophic warming.

What seems to be becoming a growing trend, the United States once again seems to be standing against the majority of the rest of the world as the Trump administration pushes forward with both coal power and oil exploration that will most likely worsen climate change.

Along with looking over what is said to be the world’s most important climate report, the Trump administration is also ignoring a landmark report from their own federal government on the impact of global warming in the United States.

The United States was willing to note the report and express appreciation to the scientists who developed it, but not to welcome it, as that would denote endorsement of the report. As we have made clear in the [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] and other bodies, the United States has not endorsed the findings of the report.

As the Trump administration ignores these critical reports, recently permits were allowed to conduct seismic blasting in the Atlantic, the road is paved for coal-fired power plants, and the west is open to mining and fracking with no concerns what-so-ever of the environmental impact.

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