A cold war between the Trump administration and Swedish climate agent Greta Thunberg went in hot Davos on Thursday.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin dismissed Thunberg’s call for divesting the private and public sector from fossil fuel companies, telling Yahoo Finance at a press briefing, “After studying economics in college she can come back and do so explain to us. ”
Mnuchin was talking about Thunberg: “Who is that? Is it the main economist? ”
Trump and Thunberg have made climate-related statements at this week’s World Economic Forum, and they appear to be indirectly related to the other. In a speech on Tuesday, Trump condemned “doom prophets and their predictions on apocalypse.” In the speech, he also said that the United States would be involved in the One Trillion initiative, the Global Forum of the Economic Forum, which aims to trillion trees. planting or preservation.
Thunberg said, 17, an hour later in the same building that did not plant a trillion tree “enough” to address climate change.
The climate is “a hot topic now because young people are pushing” but “nothing has been done [because] global carbon emissions have not been reduced, ”said Thunberg by Tuesday.
“Of course, that is what we are trying to achieve,” Thunberg said. “Not dealing with this as a serious crisis, we can’t solve it.”
It called on the global community to reduce carbon emissions significantly over the next decade, but also said that such an effort must include awareness of “equity,” which addresses the disproportionate carbon emissions released. in rich countries.
“Richer countries need to be lower than any step much faster,” Thunberg said.
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