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Greta, Merkel, big oil and a tax truce - Davos Thursday highlights

Greta, Merkel, big oil and a tax truce - Davos Thursday highlights”

The 50th edition of the annual Swiss Alpine Forum, ending with the threat of climate change - of which UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned that humanity could remain "doomed" - burst into the minds of the participants but doubted whether concrete action would be taken. Of course, these demands were completely ignored.

"The situation is not being treated like the crisis it is", Thunberg added".

"Is she the economist?"

US President Donald Trump has decried climate "prophets of doom" in a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where sustainability is the main theme.

" I think that the youth requires to understand: environment is one issue that needs to be put in contexts with great deals of other things". "Of course, if we could care about that then we wouldn't be able to do what we do".

She said she got involved in the movement in December 2018 and has since only missed one strike. "We are being criticised like that all the time".

"Let's call it an environmental issue and not climate change", U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on a panel Friday at WEF.

The 17-year-old activist responded to Mnuchin's mockery with a scathing tweet that came equipped with a visual aid representing some serious science. "We are always so criticized".

The Prince of Wales recently met with the teen climate activist and revealing that he doesn't want his grandchildren to accuse him of not doing enough to save the planet.

"We have never sought discourse change", said Neubauer, who this month rejected the offer of a board seat at a subsidiary of the German industrial giant Siemens.

Prior to he left Davos, nevertheless, Trump appeared to extend an olive branch, stating he wanted he had in fact seen Thunberg speak. "[.] The media really need to actually start speaking about what is needed to be done, not only sensational headlines", said Axelsson.



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