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WEF's annual Davos meeting closes with Greta Thunberg at center

WEF's annual Davos meeting closes with Greta Thunberg at center”

Greta Thunberg delivered a fiery speech to the world's elite at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, escalating her message that world leaders needs to step up their efforts to fight climate change before it's too late.

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has brushed off a critic who told her to go and study economics.

Following her post, Twitter users expressed their anger at the news agency's move and urged it to removethe cropped photograph and share one of all the activists.

Thunberg also turned her attention to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin who took time Thursday to advise her to attend college and study economics before telling others how to manage the planet's resources. In response to Ms Thunberg's demand of stopping investment on fossil fuel, U.S. treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin, in a sharp jibe, said on Thursday she should study economics in college.

"We are constantly criticised in this way", she said.

A press handler for Thunberg said she wasn't available to respond to Goodall's comments.

"If we cared, we couldn't do what we do".

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A Ugandan female climate activist has accused the Associated Press (AP) of racism after she was cropped out an activists' photo in Davos, Switzerland.

"Before we came here, we had a few demands". We are constantly criticized in this way. "We put ourselves in the spotlight", she added.

Steve Mnuchin today launched a new defence of USA policy, insisting the Trump administration cared for the environment, but that problems should not be reduced to just climate change. Let me be truly clear: "President Trump certainly believes in neat air and tidy water and having a tidy environment".

The Swedish climate change activist fired back at Mnuchin for mockingly questioning her educational qualifications to talk about the global economy earlier this week.

Davos high school students with signs reading "wake up WEF" and "stop (f) lying to us" chanted in the hope that they would be loud enough for the business leaders and politicians to listen.

"We need to act in order to make sure we are not doomed", he said. "On the very first day ahead, we have struck for real climate actions".



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