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.

'You can't trust this president': Schiff calls for Trump to be removed
Under the trial's organizing resolution, the House managers will wrap up their 24 hours of presenting their case today. After that senators will face the question of whether they do, or do not, want to call witnesses to testify.


Tick tock tick tock: Doomsday Clock nears midnight
It remained unchanged in 2019 , and is now at two minutes to midnight. The clock has been reset dozens of times since its debut in 1947.


Australian hailstorm losses already hit A$320m, set to rise further
Videos posted to social media showed dust storms descending on Dubbo and nearby towns that were so thick they blocked out the sun. Monday's ferocious hailstorm that pelted Canberra in a 30-minute frenzy of wild weather has wiped out years of CSIRO research.


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.

Latest News