Activists demand action against climate change from President Biden
Organizers rallied near Brooklyn Borough Saturday calling on President Joe Biden to end fossil fuels and take action against climate change.
The group called Food & Water Watch was at the farmers market by Borough Hall to build support for that rally.
They handed out pamphlets, saying the president has not been doing enough to curb fossil fuels or take action against climate change.
"We've experienced a summer of painful evidence that we are living in the midst of a climate crisis," organizer Eric Waltman said. "Toxic air pollution, devastating wildfires, droughts, floods, other extreme weather events."
Biden pledged to introduce measures back in April, such as carbon management and ending deforestation at home.
Even with these promises, Waltman said Biden hasn't delivered any action.
The rally took place three days before the United Nations Climate Ambition Summit on Wednesday.
"We have the U.N. secretary-general himself who's going to be holding Biden's feet to the fire, sort of to speak, and urging him to take climate action as well," Waltman said. "This is going to be a really exciting week."