Swedish Climate Activist Greta Thunberg, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Go Study

Swedish Climate Activist Greta Thunberg, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

Greta Thunberg brushes off mockery from U.S. finance chief

Greta Thunberg brushes off mockery from U.S. finance chief

24.1.2020

Greta Thunberg brushes off mockery from U.S. finance chief

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has brushed off criticism and mockery from the U.S. Treasury chief, saying Friday his comments have 'of course no effect' on her and fellow campaigners.

Published Friday, January 24, 2020 8:34AM EST Last Updated Friday, January 24, 2020 9:26AM EST Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg poses for media as she arrives for a news conference in Davos, Switzerland, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. The 50th annual meeting of the forum is taking place in Davos from Jan. 21 until Jan. 24, 2020 (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) SHARE DAVOS, SWITZERLAND -- Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has brushed off criticism and mockery from the U.S. Treasury chief, saying Friday his comments have "of course no effect" on her and fellow campaigners. The 17-year-old Swedish star's comments marked a final coda to the four-day World Economic Forum summit in Davos, where a major theme was tension between environmental activists who want to protect the Earth and Trump administration officials and business titans who want to exploit its resources for jobs, profits and economic growth. Many of the 3,000-odd business leaders, government officials, U.N. representatives, civil society advocates and other elites on hand have found themselves somewhere along the spectrum between the positions staked out by Trump and Thunberg. She sat in on Trump's speech Tuesday to the forum, but that did little to bridge their ideological differences. On Friday, Thunberg, who has been battling the flu this week, kept her lucidity and 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. At a news conference before the march, she acknowledged young climate activists "are being criticized all the time" in comments like those from U.S. Treasury chief Steven Mnuchin. Mnuchin had a day earlier dismissed Thunberg's suggestion that governments and companies cut back dramatically on fossil fuels with a condescending barb. "Is she the chief economist? Who is she? I'm confused," he said. Then, following a brief pause, he said it was "a joke." "After she goes and studies economics in college, she can come back and explain that to us," he added. Thunberg insisted that her priority was drawing attention and action to concerns about global warming. "We cannot care about those kinds of things," said the Swede, who was selected as Time's Person of the Year for 2019. "The situation is not being treated like the crisis it is," she said alongside fellow activists Vanessa Nakate of Uganda, Loukina Tille of Switzerland, Luisa Neubauer of Germany, and Isabelle Axelsson of Sweden. Thunberg and her climate advocates have also come in for criticism from some longstanding environmental advocates over tactics, if not necessarily their ambitions. Famed primatologist Jane Goodall warned about "gloom and doom" messages that cause some young people to lose hope. "It doesn't help when young people stand up and point fingers and blame people. That doesn't work. The only way it works is to tell stories and to get to people's hearts, and some of these young people I know have such amazing stories, and they really are changing the way people think," Goodall said in an interview Thursday. "But not in an aggressive way." A press handler for Thunberg said she wasn't available to respond to those comments. Marco Lambertini, director general of WWF, defended Thunberg as the "biggest catalyst for change" over the past year. "You may argue at the way she says it - some people are a bit upset - but fundamentally you need to listen to young people, that we are stealing their futures and their opportunities," he said. David Keyton and Adam Pemble contributed to this report. RELATED IMAGES view larger image Steven Mnuchin, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury of the United States addresses a plenary session on the final day of the 50th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. The meeting brings together entrepreneurs, scientists, corporate and political leaders in Davos from January 21 to 24. (Alessandro della Valle/Keystone via AP) Related Stories Read more: CTV News

Who is paying her bills this kid is been used .She needs to shut up as she has no clue Go to school girl She is more mature then all these people Who is this Why isn’t this girl never interviewed by the msm? She gives her staged comments and then hides behind her handlers. Who is backing her? CTV Antifa supporter

Always listen to 16-year-olds. They are always right. Just ask them. Why are Greta's comments (and comments by others in the environmental groups) always taken at face value and rarely critically questioned by the media? Want to play with the big kids the learn to do so and stop sucking your thumb when you don’t get your way

U.S. Treasury chief Mnuchin takes jab at Greta Thunberg at DavosAt a press briefing at the World Economic Forum, Mnuchin dismissed Thunberg’s suggestion that governments and companies need to cut back dramatically on their use of fossil fuels inferioritycomplex

Who is this? Is that a face that would capture a young man's heart? Just asking! Glad to see she gives the source the attention he deserves! She didn't understand a word of it It wasn't mockery; he was giving advice. Well Steve Mnuchin called it right, a young uneducated child trying to parrot her adult handlers. As Steve said maybe get a degree in economic or something so at least you have a clue what your talking about.

“The Misogyny of Climate Deniers” Agenda 21 time again... Keep going kids. These dinosaurs will be dead when the world goes belly up. I would encourage my children to be engaged in the fight for their planet. As a parent of young children, am so proud of you kids. It’s your future. Preserve your only home. If it’s possible.

You just posted this like an hour ago

Mnuchin advises Greta Thunberg to 'go study' economics U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday advised climate activist Greta Thunberg, who has been bitterly critical of U.S. policy at the World Economic Forum, to study economics before giving out lessons. I’m really confused other than speaking what had she done ? I’m not trying to be mean I just don’t understand why this young lady got person of the year, i hope she and her family milk these people who is using her for there Owen agendas. I like Greta’s passion, but is she giving importance to her education? One can only go as far without education. It’s important that she does not abandon it! Why would economic considerations completely overwrite the interest of the preservation of the species? And more importantly the species?

Cee U Next Thursday Media and family wants to put her in the spotlight but doesn’t want people to question or criticize her . Enough with that miserable mug ! Someone buy her some Barbies and enroll her in school already !!! How dare you mock me! That's okay. I've brushed away her petulant tantrums, and incessant demands for obedience. They had no effect on me either.

The ignorant seldom recognize their own ignorance. Poor child, you'd think there were adults in Canada's newsrooms who'd think twice about exploiting her. But no, ours are criminally egregious, the worst you can find on the planet. Both Trump *and* weather deranged. Is her 15 minutes almost up

Greta Thunberg should get an economics degree before she lectures leaders on climate change, Steven Mnuchin says‘Is she the chief economist? I’m confused … After she goes and studies economics in college, she can come back and explain that to us,’ U.S. Treasury Secretary said Steven Mnuchin should probably grow a heart before holding a cabinet position but I guess we're too late for that. Credentialism at its worst. Steve needs to learn about PR from Greta, so he doesn’t look like a cartoon villain. But then, he thinks it’s flattery. What's so newsworthy about this? He's correct and she shouldn't even be news.

Don't take their guff and stick to your guns That is because she is more mature then the US president and his people. Does she have the intellect to realize what mockery even is ? lol Atta girl..... you don’t need any rea education, special skills, world experience or intelligence to be a world leader. Look at the basic imbecile Canada elected twice....

Wow Munchin is begging her to go to college so she can explain Economics to him. ClimateChangeHoax

Oil industry in Davos: Torn between Greta and TrumpIt’s a Catch-22 situation: to meet ambitious emissions targets by investing in low-carbon technologies, they will have to rely on revenue from expanding their businesses in oil and gas, for which there is still growing global demand globebusiness It’s an easy win. Trump! And I don’t even like the guy, but he knows a lot more than Greta! globebusiness Is she planing to go back to school🤔 Big corporations are using her like toilet paper🧻 globebusiness Lol! There is NO comparison. GretaThunberg is an alarming visionary waking us up to reality realDonaldTrump IS NOT in the same league and doesn’t deserve to be mentioned in any positive discussion about the Climate Emergency.

Greta thunberg dad brushes off mockery. Fixed it for you. i don't know why she feels she should be hob knobbing with the world's leaders.. what purpose she has there.. maybe to give them an evil eye and point her finger at them.. and threaten them.. greta.. go and finish high school. The Antifa girl...and CTV CANADA'S BIGGEST EMBARRASSMENT, just loves her and her Antifa parents...

This young lady has more courage and conviction than that physically repulsive Mnuchin could ever dream of possessing. you mean her dad She does what she is told to do. That’s all. Her programmers told her to do this. From the picture behind it seems she is on an airplane, isn’t she supposed to be travelling on a donkey? And save the climate

hey any adults out there let their children tell them what to do? didnt think so Should’ve go to school like any other kid her age. media is giving her too much attention .

U.S. Treasury chief Mnuchin takes jab at Greta Thunberg at DavosAt a press briefing at the World Economic Forum, Mnuchin dismissed Thunberg’s suggestion that governments and companies need to cut back dramatically on their use of fossil fuels inferioritycomplex

When they go LOW..She goes high!!! SUCH STUNNING; SUCH BRAVE!!

Mnuchin advises Greta Thunberg to 'go study' economics U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday advised climate activist Greta Thunberg, who has been bitterly critical of U.S. policy at the World Economic Forum, to study economics before giving out lessons. I’m really confused other than speaking what had she done ? I’m not trying to be mean I just don’t understand why this young lady got person of the year, i hope she and her family milk these people who is using her for there Owen agendas. I like Greta’s passion, but is she giving importance to her education? One can only go as far without education. It’s important that she does not abandon it! Why would economic considerations completely overwrite the interest of the preservation of the species? And more importantly the species?



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