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12:00 AM, January 24, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:07 AM, January 24, 2020

‘Go study’ and then teach

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin yesterday advised climate activist Greta Thunberg, who has been bitterly critical of US policy at the World Economic Forum, to study economics before giving out lessons. Asked about the Swedish 17-year-old’s demand for an immediate halt to investment in fossil fuels, he told reporters: “After she goes and studies economics in college, she can come back and explain that to us.” In a speech on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump castigated the “prophets of doom” and those that predicted a climate “apocalypse”, while Thunberg sat in the audience. Thunberg repeated her climate warnings, hammering home in her speech that it was time to “panic” because “the house is burning”, as she did the previous year in Davos.

 

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