Protesters disrupted a US-sponsored presentation about fossil fuels as solutions to climate change at a United Nations global warming conference today. Singing and chanting, they registered their disdain for the official US message on climate.
Shortly after an introduction by White House energy policy adviser George David Banks, demonstrators began singing a version of “God Bless the USA,” with the lyrics changed to convey an anti-coal message, according to The Washington Post. “I’ll gladly stand up next to you and keep it in the ground,” the protesters sang. The original lyrics go, “And I gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today.”
“Excellent singing,” said Banks, according to New York Times reporter Lisa Friedman, who was…