Earth Day: Greta Thunberg testifies to US politicians on the climate crisis
Joe Biden is preparing for the second and final day of his Earth Day climate summit, which is expected to see Democratic leaders, business executives and union leaders discuss their vision for a transition to a cleaner and more sustainable US economy. .
The US president began proceedings Thursday revealing a new commitment to cut US emissions by half by 2030, but climate activists with Extinction Rebellion were not impressed by his “bull ****” plans , unloading cow manure near the White House in protest.
Meanwhile, Donald Trump tried to accuse LeBron James of making “racist” remarks, after the NBA star wrote a now deleted social media post demanding accountability and justice after the fatal police shooting of 16-year-old Ma. Khia Bryant.
In a rambling statement, the former US president – known for using whistles and insults while seeking and holding office – lashed out at the sportsman’s “racist invectives,” which he said were “divisive, mean, insulting and humiliating “.
His verbal attack occurred after Mr. James deleted a tweet about the Ohio murder that captioned a photo of police officer Nicholas Reardon with the words “you’re next.” The Los Angeles Lakers star said his post – published hours after former officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of George Floyd’s murder in Minneapolis last year – had been “used to create more hatred.”
We will cover the events of today’s climate summit as they happen.
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Andy gregoryApril 23, 2021 12:53 pm
Scroll Alt-Right: Capitol Riot Suspect Arrested After Bragging About Bumble Dating App
A New York man was arrested for allegedly taking part in the US Capitol uprising on January 6, after bragging about his involvement in the Bumble dating app.
Robert Chapman, of Carmel, New York State, was arrested Thursday by the FBI in connection with the riot, with the office claiming in its indictment documents that it sent a message boasting that it “got through to the Statuary Hall “.
James crump has this ratio:
Andy gregoryApril 23, 2021 12:28 pm
Markets react to reports of Biden’s tax hike plans
Joe Biden’s focus may be on climate today, but reports suggesting he is planning to unveil tax hikes for America’s wealthiest residents have sent waves through financial markets around the world.
Bloomberg reported Thursday that the president next week will outline plans for more than double the capital gains tax paid by those earning more than $ 1 million a year at nearly 40% as part of a series of changes aimed at creating more funds. for education and childcare.
Wall Street’s S&P Index lost 0.9% overnight, while Asian equity markets had a different reaction to the news. The cryptocurrency market is also said to have felt some impact, with Bitcoin plunging 10% on Friday morning and Ethereum down 11% from yesterday’s record highs.
Andy gregoryApril 23, 2021 12:22 pm
AMA: Ask your climate questions to The Independent correspondent
Our Senior Climate Correspondent Louise boyle it will soon host an “Ask Me Anything” session to coincide with Earth Day and the Joe Biden Virtual Summit, which saw a number of new engagements and announcements.
You can submit your questions now and follow up from 1pm as Louise answers here:
Andy gregoryApril 23, 2021 11:42 am
Bill Gates and Mike Bloomberg to help sell Biden’s hopes for a climate-friendly transition
Bill Gates and Mike Bloomberg will be among a number of billionaires, CEOs and union leaders unveiled on the second and final day of Joe Biden’s climate summit as he seeks to sell the Democrats’ vision for a green transformation of the U.S. economy. .
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, US Trade Representative Katherine Tai, and Biden’s climate advisers are also lined up to lead a panel discussing “the economic benefits of green recovery and long-term decarbonization.”
Mr. Biden argued Thursday that the climate crisis “presents one of the greatest job creation opportunities in history.”
The Republican Party, however, remains closely aligned with the arguments pushed by Donald Trump in his withdrawal now overruled by the Paris Agreement – with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell saying Thursday that the Democrats’ plans to transition to the clean energy were expensive, ineffective, and would simply mean “putting high-paying American jobs in the shredder.”
Andy gregoryApril 23, 2021 11:29 am
LeBron James would be ‘relegated to the periphery of society’ if his last name were Trump, says Kayleigh McEnany
Donald Trump’s former press secretary is among Republicans who criticize LeBron James for his comments on the police shooting in Ohio.
On her Fox News program, Kayleigh McEnany said this week, “Let’s say his name was LeBron Trump and he was a right-wing activist,” she continued. “He would have been banned from Twitter and probably lost his job. He would lose all his sponsorships and be relegated to the periphery of society. “
Ms McEnany accused the NBA star of “putting a target on” the police officer identified as firing the shots that killed 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant – with her now deleted tweet, posted hours. after Derek Chauvin’s verdict, having stated: “You are next.”
During her tenure as Trump’s press officer, Ms. McEnany defended the then president on more than one occasion when she faced allegations of incitement to violence, including in response to the fatal January 6 assault on the Capitol and during protests last year later. of the murder of George Floyd.
Andy gregoryApril 23, 2021 11:06 am
LeBron James says tweet was “used to create more hatred”
Here is LeBron James’ response to the backlash to his now-deleted tweet saying to the police officer who killed 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant to death: “You are next.”
James wrote Wednesday: “I’m so damn tired of seeing black people killed by the police. I removed the tweet because it is used to create more hatred – This is not an agent. it affects the whole system and they always use our words to create more racism. I am so desperate for more RESPONSIBILITY. “
My colleague Akshita Jain contains the details in this report:
Andy gregoryApril 23, 2021 10:37 am
Trump accuses LeBron James of ‘racist’
Here is Donald Trump’s truly bizarre statement attempting to label LeBron James’ past comments as “racist”.
“LeBron James should focus on basketball rather than presiding over the destruction of the NBA, which has just recorded the lowest TV RATINGS, by far, in the League’s long and illustrious history,” said the statement released by Trump’s office.
“His RACIST rants are controversial, mean, offensive and humiliating. He may be a great basketball player, but he’s doing nothing to unite our country! “
The former president’s attack follows much Republican criticism of the NBA star’s now canceled tweet this week.
Andy gregoryApril 23, 2021 10:24 am
The United States stages a return to the climate after Trump, but fails to achieve specific targets from the major polluters
Joe Biden hopes to tap into yesterday’s momentum as he seeks to drive America’s return to the world stage and advocate for a green transformation of the US economy.
Our Senior Climate Correspondent Louise boyle has this report on what happened when world leaders met virtually for the first day of Mr Biden’s summit.
Andy gregoryApril 23, 2021 10:17 am
Hello and welcome to The independentLive coverage of US politics as Joe Biden’s climate summit enters its second day.
Andy gregoryApril 23, 2021 10:10 am