Published: Fri, January 24, 2020
Global News | By Blake Casey

U.S. Treasury chief Mnuchin takes jab at Greta Thunberg at Davos

U.S. Treasury chief Mnuchin takes jab at Greta Thunberg at Davos

When asked how such a drop in reliance on fossil fuels would impact the USA economy, Mnuchin replied, "Is she the chief economist?"

"She represents one of the main reasons why I've been trying to make all this effort all these years because as I said, I didn't want my grandchildren to accuse me of not doing something about this in time", Charles told CNN in an exclusive interview.

"It's a joke. After she goes and studies economics in college she can come back and explain that to us".

Mnuchin, also in Davos, brushed off Thunberg's comments as uninformed when asked what divestment would do to the US economy.

Nobel laureate William Nordhaus, a 77-year-old professor of economics at Mnuchin's alma mater, Yale University, is widely considered the "father of climate change economics" and has long argued that the economic benefits of reducing climate-harming emissions outweigh the costs.

"Is she the chief economist?"

'There is a real misinterpretation of the US policy.

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Speaking at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss resort of Davos, Mr Mnuchin said the deal was "an absolute priority" for President Donald Trump.

The White House adviser told reporters Wednesday that she believes in the "power of optimism" after she was asked about Thunberg's warning to world leaders at the summit, the New York Times reported.

Over the past year, Thunberg has taken issue with many aspects of US policy, not least President Donald Trump's decision to pull the country out of the Paris accord to limit global warming.

To her supporters around the world, Thunberg has become a role model, not least for her criticism of US policy, particularly President Donald Trump´s decision to pull the country out of the Paris accord to limit global warming.

"We demand that at this year's forum, participants from all companies, banks, institutions and governments immediately halt all investments in fossil fuel exploration and extraction, immediately end all fossil fuel subsidies and immediately and completely divest from fossil fuels", she created.

'What the president objects to is the Paris agreement, because he thought it was an unfair agreement for the United States, ' he said.

He had earlier also taken aim at her temper, branding her win of Time's 2019 "Person of the Year" as "ridiculous" and calling her to work on the "anger management problem". Now chilling and watching a good old-fashioned movie with a friend'.

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