The virtual event is made up of more than 40 world leaders including Chinese President Xi Jinping and Pope Francis.
China’s president says his country will strive to cut carbon dioxide emissions before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060.
President Biden pledged to cut U.S. emissions from 2005 levels by up to 52% by the end of this decade.
Addressing climate change is a key factor in Biden’s proposed infrastructure plan.
Day two of the global climate summit just started morning and Biden already shows that he is a worldwide embarrassment.
First he said that he is ‘heartened’ by Putin’s call.
“I’m very heartened by President Putin’s call yesterday for the world to collaborate, advance carbon dioxide removal”
And second, he was the only one that was wearing a mask on an online forum and also didn’t had his country flag in front of him.
A photo that is quickly becoming viral on social media shows Biden as he masks up for a video call to discuss climate change with the world leaders.
He appears to be the only one wearing a mask.
Fully vaccinated. At least 6 feet away from anyone. On a video conference. And we’re past his “Dark Winter.”
He also appears to be the only leader who doesn’t have his/her country’s flag on screen.
Oh well. Can’t do much about it other than roll my eyes & get through the day.
However, Americans on social media seems to be far from impressed by Biden’s debacle:
— Arca (@arcamids) April 23, 2021
Joe B like pic.twitter.com/Ta7I5iBxow
— RiskeyInvesting (@RiskeyInvesting) April 23, 2021
We're only 3 months in, Jesus Christ.
— 🤡🌏 (@M03911) April 23, 2021
The rest of the world is really laughing at us.
— Orange Biased (@orangebiased) April 23, 2021
love the way he commands respect amongst other world leaders….
— Chris Mills (@Crodgy) April 23, 2021
He’s also the only one who has no idea why he’s there
— Ross (@Eross418) April 23, 2021
he heard about computer viruses and wants to be safe
— Name 🤝 (@SteigerJC) April 23, 2021
Oh my god this dude is a clown. I laugh harder at everything he does. He tops it this time. HA
— Kenny Donnelly (@KenDonnelly_) April 23, 2021
JB is a worldwide embarrassment.. And the world knows it.
— Brian Raby (@BrianRaby882423) April 23, 2021
What difference does it make? You can’t understand the incoherent rumblings of a senile old man attempting to read a teleprompter whether he wears a mask or not. That’s why his handlers make him wear it. So they can blame the mask 😷
— Jimmy_hammer (@vets_v) April 23, 2021
The list is endless!
Video from the event below:
President Joe Biden unveiled the goal to cut emissions by 50%-52% from 2005 levels at the start of a two-day climate summit that kicked off on #EarthDay and was attended virtually by leaders of 40 countries including big emitters China, India and Russia https://t.co/18zJOhaPUC pic.twitter.com/Z9JWvfPbjK
— Reuters (@Reuters) April 23, 2021
The closing day of the two-day summit on climate change is to feature Bill Gates and Mike Bloomberg, steelworker and electrical union leaders and executives for solar and other renewable energy.
It’s all in service of an argument U.S. officials say will make or break Biden’s climate agenda: Pouring trillions of dollars into clean-energy technology, research and infrastructure will jet-pack a competitive U.S. economy into the future and create jobs, while saving the planet.
“Climate change is more than a threat,” Biden declared on Thursday’s opening day of his climate summit. “It also presents one of the largest job creation opportunities in history.”
The GOP is sticking to the arguments that former President Donald Trump made in pulling the U.S. out of the 2015 Paris climate accord. They point to China as the world’s worst climate polluter — the U.S. is No. 2 — and say any transition to clean energy hurts American oil, natural gas, and coal workers.
It means “putting good-paying American jobs into the shredder,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said on the Senate floor Thursday in a speech in which he dismissed the administration’s plans as costly and ineffective.
“This is quite the one-two punch,” McConnell said. “Toothless requests of our foreign adversaries … and maximum pain for American citizens.”
In an announcement timed to his summit, Biden pledged the U.S. will cut fossil fuel emissions as much as 52% by 2030.