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Greta Thunberg took part in a 'Fridays for Future' protests in Davos today

Greta Thunberg took part in a 'Fridays for Future' protests in Davos today

On Thursday, the US Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin, said climate activists should recognise the impact of fossil fuel divestment on jobs, and said Thunberg should go study economics before offering advice.

The president's daughter, who is also his senior adviser, was asked at the World Economic Forum on Wednesday for her take on the 17-year-old - who a day earlier lambasted world leaders for not doing enough to stop the global crisis.

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

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Teenage activist Greta Thunberg on Friday, January 24, said activists' call to the corporate and political elite in Davos to seriously combat climate change was "completely ignored" but promised not to be subjected to personal criticism from the Trump. administration. She and many other youths held signs calling on world leaders to wake up, and that climate change is the reality. They have demanded all companies, banks, institutions, and governments to immediately end ongoing investments in fossil fuel exploration and extraction.

"Is she the chief economist?"

"Who's she? I am perplexed", he explained. Speaking to reporters at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Mnuchin said of Thunberg, "After she goes and studies economics in college, she can go back and explain that to us".

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Thunberg said: "Before we came here we had a few demands for this WEF and of course these demands have been completely ignored, but we expected that". "Of course, if we could care about that then we wouldn't be able to do what we do".

Last year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said the Earth was heading instead for 3C and that "rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society" would be needed to keep to the preferred target of 1.5C.

In response to Mnuchin's comment on Thursday, Thunberg tweeted a graph from a United Nations report showing how the world's remaining carbon budget will be depleted by 2027 unless global emissions are curbed. "We put ourselves in the spotlight".

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"This is, of course, good, but we've never striked for discourse change", said Neubauer. "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.

"At present, there's an insane center on climate activists, on individuals".

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