Climate demands 'completely ignored' - Thunberg

Pablo Tucker
January 25, 2020

But she vowed not to be subdued by stinging personal criticism from the Trump administration.

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.

Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg attends the World Economic Forum, in Davos, Switzerland, on January 21, 2020.

Ivanka Trump's benign comments on Thunberg stands in stark contrast to her father's, who mocked her after she won Time's 2019 "Person of the Year" award. Of course, these demands were completely ignored.


But either by accident or design, there was no meeting between Trump and Thunberg before the USA leader left the Swiss ski resort on Wednesday declaring he would have "loved" to have met the climate activist, Time magazine's Person of the Year.

"Well she's remarkable. She represents one of the main reasons why I've been trying to make all this effort all these years", he said.

She spoke to reporters along with four other young climate activists, before they set off through the streets of Davos for the latest weekly "Fridays for Future" campaign that she launched. "Our house is still on fire".

"After she moves and research economics in school, she can return and explain that to people", he reasoned.


'After she goes and studies economics in college, she can come back and explain that to us, ' he concluded. "If we put ourselves in the spotlight, and we know that people don't understand the situation, it is not being treated as the crisis, then people will criticise us as we are the ones who are telling this and no one else is telling this". "We couldn't care less about your party politics".

"There is a real misinterpretation of the USA policy". "It's one of many important issues", Mnuchin said, adding that he believes technological advances over the next 30 years may help to solve climate-related challenges.

He also said that she should "start working" on other countries that he claimed are contributing more to the climate crisis.


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