Davos 2020: Prince Charles meets Greta Thunberg

Mnuchin speaks at Chatham House in London

Mnuchin speaks at Chatham House

Whilst in Davos, where much of the world's elite gather each year, Prince Charles was also photographed with teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg, Greta is now taking a gap year from school to focus on her activism.

"It doesn't take a college degree in economics to realize that our remaining 1.5° carbon budget and ongoing fossil fuel subsidies and investments don't add up", tweeted Thunberg, linking to a video of a graph by the group Carbon Brief showing the catastrophic, continual rise in global emissions that has exacerbated the climate crisis.

Isabelle Axelsson is one of the youngest delegates at Davos, where the 19-year-old, dressed in Dr. Martens boots and dungarees, and her fellow climate activists are calling on the world leaders to do more to tackle climate change.

"Well she's remarkable. She represents one of the main reasons why I've been trying to make all this effort all these years", he said. (I don't have a degree in economics either) We have to drastically reduce our use of fossil fuels.

In Linton's post-which tagged both Thunberg and her husband-she expressed sympathy for Thunberg. "Keep up the fight @gretathunberg", Linton posted to her more than 17,000 Instagram followers on Saturday.

Mnuchin's remarks on Saturday follow a week of intense happy talk by both British and US leaders over a trade deal, which has come to major prominence during the Davos globalist economics summit, amplified by the looming Brexit date for Britain to leave the European Union.

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Thunberg responded with a subtle clap-back, changing her Twitter bio to read: "A teenager working on her anger management problem". Mnuchin asked of the teenage activist. "But we need to think about the long-term impact on the global currency", he said.

"We can not care about those kinds of things", said the Swede, who was selected as Time's Person of the Year for 2019.

Charles, the eldest son of the Queen and heir to the throne, met Thunberg in Davos on the same day as President Donald Trump left the Swiss resort expressing regret he had not seen the environmental campaigner.

The Trump administration and Greta Thunberg have sparred indirectly since Tuesday on panels in Davos but organizers have carefully averted any direct confrontation.

Thunberg is now taking a gap year from school to focus on her activism.

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