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World As Trump lashes out at ‘prophets of doom’ in Davos, Greta Thunberg calls for climate action

16:30  21 january  2020
16:30  21 january  2020 Source:   washingtonpost.com

Greta Thunberg says world leaders are running out of time to tackle climate emergency

  Greta Thunberg says world leaders are running out of time to tackle climate emergency Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg told policymakers on Tuesday that time is running out to effectively tackle a climate emergency.Speaking during a panel session entitled "Forging a Sustainable Path Towards a Common Future," the 17-year-old cited the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report from 2018 as she delivered prepared remarks to a packed audience.

US President Donald Trump has decried climate " prophets of doom " in a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos , where Earlier, Ms Thunberg , the 17-year-old Swedish climate activist who has led a global movement of school strikes calling for urgent environmental action , said that

He and activist Greta Thunberg laid out competing visions. Despite climate topping the agenda at this year's World Economic Forum, prominent climate change skeptic Donald Trump is one of the first speakers.

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Trump says he would have loved to have seen Greta Thunberg speak

  Trump says he would have loved to have seen Greta Thunberg speak Trump says he would have loved to have seen Greta Thunberg speak while he was at Davos.Trump, who has sparred back and forth with the teenage climate activist, made the comments in a press briefing just before he was about to depart the annual World Economic Forum meeting in the Swiss ski resort.He noted that Thunberg "beat me out on Time magazine" - a reference to her winning the Time 'Person of the Year' award. He also said that she should shift her attention away from the United States to focus on "those dirtier places".

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg returns to the Swiss ski resort of Davos for the 2020 World Economic Forum with a strong and clear message: put It's the first time Trump and Thunberg would be present at the same event since last year's United Nations climate change summit in New York

i24NEWS DESK | US President Donald Trump on Tuesday lashed out at the "perennial prophets of doom " who warn that the world is in the throes of a major environmental crisis, as he addressed an audience in Davos including Swedish teenage campaigner Greta Thunberg .

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg and President Trump offered two opposing visions at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday, with Trump lashing out at what he said were “perennial prophets of doom and their predictions of the apocalypse” as Thunberg inveighed against the sowers of “climate chaos.”

“We will never let radical socialists destroy our economy, wreck our country or eradicate our liberty,” Trump said at the conference.

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Even though Trump said he was a “big believer in the environment” and did not explicitly name climate change as he lashed out at “alarmists,” his remarks stood in stark contrast to the 17-year old Thunberg’s renewed call to “start listening to the science” on climate change. The world, she said on Tuesday, needs to “treat this crisis with the importance it deserves.”

Trump tells Greta Thunberg to put her focus elsewhere

  Trump tells Greta Thunberg to put her focus elsewhere President Donald Trump says the 17-year-old environmental activist should not focus on the United States, but other countries that are spewing fumes into the atmosphere. Trump and Thunberg have clashed in the past and did so again this week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.Trump said Wednesday that he would have loved to have seen the Swedish activist’s speech at the gathering, but also said - without mentioning her name - that some people are ‘‘unrealistic’’ about climate change and seek changes that would interrupt people trying to live their lives.

Thunberg also spoke at Davos on Tuesday, and in keeping with her style of speaking to world leaders, she excoriated her audience by insisting "nothing has But in what was by far the biggest blow to the extinction rebellion hysteria, Trump cited all the examples of climate alarmists being proved wrong in

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg chastised world leaders Monday, Sep. 23, for failing younger generations by not taking sufficient steps to stop "You have stolen my childhood and my dreams with your empty words," Thunberg said at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York.

Thunberg’s remarks echoed her prior warning in Davos last year, when she told world leaders: “I don’t want your hope. I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day. And then I want you to act.”

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The Swedish teenager’s activism helped inspire a global climate action movement, which earned her Time Magazine’s Person of the Year title in December.

“Without treating it as a real crisis, we cannot solve it,” Thunberg said at the annual conference, which brings together political and economic leaders from around the world.

Thunberg is also set to give a second speech Tuesday afternoon. “Our house is still on fire. Your inaction is fueling the flames by the hour. We are still telling you to panic, and to act as if you loved your children above all else,” Thunberg is set to say, according to a transcript of her planned remarks, shared with the New York Times.

'We're clean and beautiful': Trump tells Greta Thunberg to save climate advice for other countries

  'We're clean and beautiful': Trump tells Greta Thunberg to save climate advice for other countries President Trump touted the environmental health of the United States while blasting teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. "We want to have the cleanest water on earth. We want to have the cleanest air on earth," the president said during a Wednesday news conference after he was asked about Thunberg. "Our numbers, as you saw, we had record numbers come out very recently. Our numbers are very, very good. Our environmental numbers, our water numbers, our numbers on air are tremendous.

Climate change activist Greta Thunberg arriving at the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos , Switzerland, January 21, 2020. She’s demanding that governments and corporations wake up to the climate emergency, and take decisive action before our futures are ruined.

In his address at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump rejected environmental “perennial prophets of doom and their predictions of the apocalypse” as alarmists seeking absolute power.

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg (C) listens to a speech by President Trump during the 50th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday. © Gian Ehrenzeller/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg (C) listens to a speech by President Trump during the 50th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday.

While she and Trump did not mention each other directly in their speeches, their remarks represented a head-on collision of worldviews. In his remarks, according to reports, he referred to today’s activists as “the heirs of yesterday’s foolish fortune tellers.”

Robert Habeck, leader of the German Greens, said he “hadn’t expected much, but [Trump’s] speech was a disaster for the conference, for the idea of the conference, for the idea of multilateralism.”

Ishaan Tharoor, Anne Gearan and Toluse Olorunnipa in Davos contributed to this report.

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Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg said on Instagram on Wednesday she has applied to register her name and that of the Fridays For Future movement she founded in 2018, which has gone global and catapulted her to international fame. The move would allow legal action against persons or companies trying to use her name or the movement's which are not in line with its values, she said.

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