Davos 2020: Prince Charles meets Greta Thunberg

Davos 2020: Prince Charles meets Greta Thunberg

Davos 2020: Prince Charles meets Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg joined fellow activists in a climate strike Friday, capping off her time in Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum, where she continued her push for climate change action.

Mnuchin stated the 17- year-old, that advised globe leaders to unload from the nonrenewable fuel source sector at the World Economic Forum recently, ought to obtain a business economics level if she wishes to be taken seriously.

However, his comments were soon rebuked by Greta Thunberg herself, who took to Twitter to argue that it did not "take a college degree in economics" to understand that the "remaining 1,5° [Celsius] carbon budget and ongoing fossil fuel subsidies and investments don't add up".

"I'm quite optimistic", Mnuchin said when asked about the potential for a deal between the two countries at an event held at the Chatham House think tank in London.

A post on Linton's verified Instagram account, which has since been deleted, reads, "I stand with Greta on this issue".

A day earlier, Mnuchin dismissed Thunberg's suggestion that governments and companies need to cut back dramatically on their use of fossil fuels with a condescending barb.

Nobel laureate Paul Krugman and Mnuchin's wife Louise Linton on Saturday both showed support for Thunberg.

Lagarde disagreed. It was crucial to assess the risk that climate change poses to financial markets and the economy, she said, so it can be "anticipated, measured" and "hopefully mitigated".

Linton has kept a relatively low profile since a controversy in 2017 where she apologized after a sustained backlash for a now-deleted Instagram post touting her wealth and her subsequent response belittling a commentator. "It's a joke. After studying economics at university, she can come back to explain this to us".

'The situation is not being treated like the crisis it is'.

But Mr Mnuchin said the U.S. believes "any tax that is designed specifically on digital companies is a discriminatory tax".

The US, Mnuchin said, has been a leader in reducing carbon emissions. "We are being criticised like that all the time".

On Tuesday, Trump also seemed to be referencing Thunberg when he rallied against "alarmists [who] always demand the same thing - absolute power to dominate, transform and control every aspect of our lives" and called climate activists "heirs of yesterday's foolish fortune tellers".

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