Published: Fri, January 24, 2020
Markets | By Otis Pena

Greta Thunberg says her 'demands' to Davos billionaires 'have been completely ignored'

"After she goes and studies economics in college, she can come back and explain that to us, " he concluded.

Netizens clashed swords after climate activist Greta Thunberg taunted US Secretary of the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin, in her Twitter post.

Asked about Thunberg's previous calls to divest from fossil fuels, Mnuchin told a news briefing: "Is she the chief economist?"

"Before we came here, we had a few demands".

"We can not care about those kinds of things", Thunberg said, insisting that her priority was drawing attention and action to concerns about global warming.

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". "Who is she? I'm confused", he said.

"If we were careful we could not do what we do".

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Wozniacki, who started playing tennis at the age of seven, is coached by her father Piotr, a former professional football player. When asked about the incident, Bertens said, "Well, I played her three times and three times it's happened, so that's my answer".

On Tuesday, as President Trump arrived in Davos, Thunberg gave a speech stressing the urgency of taking action to combat climate change.

The heir to the British throne, who's well-known for his environmental campaigning, was pictured meeting and shaking hands with the 17-year-old Swedish environmental activist following his address.

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

Thunberg, whose school strike movement had inspired a generation of young people to pressure governments over their inaction, had told the World Economic Forum she wanted to see an end to investment in fossil fuels.

On Friday, Thunberg, who has been battling the flu this week, apologized for her "low energy" - a term Trump has often used to mock rivals - as she spoke out again in favour of science and facts, and set off on yet another "Fridays for Future" march through snowy Davos streets.

"I don't know how they evaluate what we say, hopefully they listen, but generally I do think they dismiss us because of our age".

He said the reason the U.S. left the Paris climate agreement - which calls for blocking global warming at well below 2C, and 1.5C if possible - "was not because we don't support the environment (but because) we thought it wasn't a fair and balanced agreement".

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