Last week, world leaders gathered in the UK to attend the 26th UN Climate Change Conference—the event believed to be the world’s best last chance to get runaway climate change under control. And US President Joe Biden was present. It has now emerged that in one of those health breaks, instead of committing to reducing emissions, he produced a little natural gas of his own (read gassing or farting) , and it was audible enough to make the Duchess of Cornwall blush.
An informed source has told The Mail on Sunday (one of UK’s major newspapers) that Camilla was taken aback to hear Biden ‘break wind’ as they made polite small talk at the global climate change gathering in Glasgow last week.
‘It was long and loud and impossible to ignore,’ the source said. ‘Camilla hasn’t stopped talking about it.’
The President met the Duchess during a reception at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery, attended by Prince Charles, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and UK premier Boris Johnson.
This is not the first time that Biden has faced claims that he broke wind. In May 2020, Republicans, including Donald Trump Jr, posted a video clip of Biden containing a suspicious noise while live-streaming an exchange with Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf.
However, a separate video which circulated last month – and was briefly trending on Twitter under #Fartgate – was found to have been doctored to include fake flatulence.
Trump Sr is considering running in the 2024 Presidential race. At the reception, which was originally supposed to have been hosted by the Queen until she was ordered to rest by doctors, Biden was seen laughing and joking with Prince William, at one stage placing a hand on his shoulder.
At COP26, Biden apologised for Trump’s actions in taking the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord and he pledged that America would devote more resources to fighting climate change. This summer, Johnson praised Biden as being ‘a big breath of fresh air’ on climate change compared to his predecessor.
Appropriately, Biden has urged world leaders to cut methane gas emissions by 30 per cent by the end of the decade. Cows and other livestock contribute substantially to global methane levels.
The White House declined to comment last night.