U.S. President Donald Trump called climate activists like Greta Thunberg “prophets of doom” at the World Economic Forum #WEF on Tuesday. By Wednesday he became lamenting now not having watched the teenage activist’s speech.
The gentler tone, along side a promise to sign up for a plan to plant a trillion trees, hinted at a different method from the U.S. President, who inside the beyond has disregarded weather alternate as “fake news” and informed Thunberg she needs “anger management”.
Either way, the first two days of the once a year Davos gathering have been dominated by the back-and-forth among the 73-year-antique former businessman and the 17-year-old campaigner, with company leaders caught inside the middle, concerned that as well as words, there has been a want for concrete decisions.
Thunberg doubled down at Davos.
“Our residence is still on fire,” the Swede said, decrying the “empty words and promises” of leaders and their message that children — tens of millions of whom have joined Thunberg’s Friday protests around the world — should not worry.
“Your state of no activity is fuelling the flames,” she said.