Frustrated with climate talks, activists dump manure outside Madrid summit

Climate change activists dumped horse manure and staged a mock hanging outside the U.N. climate summit in Madrid on Saturday, Reuters reports.

The actions, led by activist group Extinction Rebellion, happened as the COP25 summit concluded.

World leaders at the summit were unable to reach an agreement on how to better implement the 2015 Paris climate accords.

In a statement, Extinction Rebellion said “Just like rearranging deckchairs on the Titanic, this COP’s fiddling of carbon accounting and negotiating of Article 6 is not commensurate to the planetary emergency we face.”

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Additionally, attached to the manure was a message that read: “the horseshit stops here.”

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