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Davos: Trump decries climate ‘prophets of doom’ with Thunberg in audience

Davos: Trump decries climate ‘prophets of doom’ with Thunberg in audience

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Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has decried climate "prophets of doom" in a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where sustainability is the main theme.He called for a rejection of "predictions of the apocalypse" and said America would defend its economy.Mr Trump did not directly name the teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, who was in the audience.Later, she excoriated political leaders, saying the world "in case you hadn't noticed, is currently on fire".Environmental destruction is at the top of the agenda at the annual summit of the world's decision-makers, which takes place at a Swiss ski resort. What else did the president say?In his keynote speech, Mr Trump said that it was a time for op...
Famous birthdays for Jan. 3: Stephen Stills, Greta Thunberg

Famous birthdays for Jan. 3: Stephen Stills, Greta Thunberg

Entertainment
Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Capricorn. They include: -- Roman philosopher Cicero in 106 B.C. -- Feminist/abolitionist Lucretia Mott in 1793 -- American first lady Grace Coolidge in 1879 -- Author J.R.R. Tolkien in 1892 -- Football Hall of Fame Coach Hank Stram in 1923 -- Beatles record producer George Martin in 1926 File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI -- Italian film director Sergio Leone in 1929 -- Brazilian composer Ernst Mahle in 1929 (age 91) -- Actor Robert Loggia in 1930 -- Actor Dabney Coleman in 1932 (age 88) -- Hockey Hall of Fame member Bobby Hull in 1939 (age 81) -- Musician Van Dyke Parks in 1943 (age 77) -- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Stephe...
Greta Thunberg, German railway company in tweetstorm

Greta Thunberg, German railway company in tweetstorm

Technology
Climate activist Greta Thunberg and Germany's national railway company created a tweetstorm after she posted a photo of herself sitting on the floor of a train surrounded by lots of bagsBy KIRSTEN GRIESHABER Associated PressDecember 15, 2019, 4:08 PM3 min readBERLIN -- Climate activist Greta Thunberg and Germany's national railway company created a tweetstorm Sunday after she posted a photo of herself sitting on the floor of a train surrounded by lots of bags. The image has drawn plenty of comment online about the performance of German railways. Thunberg posted the tweet late Saturday with the comment “traveling on overcrowded trains through Germany. And I’m finally on my way home!” But German railway company Deutsche Bahn suggested that Thunberg may not have spent the whole time sitting
Greta Thunberg apologises for ‘put leaders against the wall’ comment

Greta Thunberg apologises for ‘put leaders against the wall’ comment

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Greta Thunberg has apologised for saying world leaders should be "put against the wall" in a speech.The teenage climate activist made the comment while addressing a Fridays For Future protest in Turin, Italy.In English the phrase is associated with execution by firing squad, but Ms Thunberg said it had a different meaning in her native language Swedish."That's what happens when you improvise speeches in a second language," she added on Saturday.Ms Thunberg was speaking in Turin after attending the UN climate summit COP25 in the Spanish capital Madrid.She said she feared the summit alone would not lead to adequate climate action, and that activists should continue to take world leaders to task."World leaders are still trying to ru...
Greta Thunberg: People underestimate ‘angry kids’

Greta Thunberg: People underestimate ‘angry kids’

Science
Climate activist Greta Thunberg said that adults should stop making young people "angry" over global warming.Ms Thunberg was speaking after her arrival in Lisbon, Portugal, after a two-weeks-plus journey across the Atlantic from her starting point in Virginia, US."People are underestimating the force of angry kids," she told reporters.The 16-year-old is on her way to the COP25 climate summit in Madrid.She is taking a stand on more polluting forms of transport by sailing, rather than flying or travelling in cars.Responding to a question from a journalist who said some adults viewed her as "angry", Ms Thunberg said: "We are angry, we are frustrated and it's because of good reasons.Climate summit told of nation's 'fight to death'Wha...