Rolling coverage of the second day of the World Economic Forum in Davos, including Mark Carney on the climate emergency and Prince Charles on sustainabilityLatest: Carney hails Thunberg’s “positive contributions” Day One: Trump vs ThunbergFrance dropping tech giants tax? 9.27am GMT Across Davos, European Commissioner Mariya Gabriel has been talking about the EU’s new Green Deal.The EU hopes to become the world’s first carbon-neutral continent by 2050, The greatest challenge and opportunity of our time.The hope is here, the need to work very hardIt’s time for action, it’s time to speed up. It’s time to deliver, and its time to co-operate and build synergies. 9.00am GMT As he arrived, Trump theatrically told reporters that “we have a great case” when asked about the impeachment trial that began yesterday:.@realDonaldTrump response this morning was succinct - ‘are you happy with your legal team?’ ‘we have a great case’ #Davos2020 #Impeachment pic.twitter.com/L6eoE6PuHr Continue reading...
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Louise Linton briefly posted and deleted a message of support for Greta Thunberg, whom her husband Steve Mnuchin dissed at Davos
Louise Linton, a Scottish-born actress and wife to US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, briefly posted then...Louise Linton, a Scottish-born actress and wife to US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, briefly posted then deleted a message of support for Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg on her Instagram page. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Mnuchin dismissed Thunberg, who was named Time's 2019 person of the year, as not knowledgeable enough to weigh in on climate issues. "Is she the chief economist or who is she? I'm confused," Mnuchin said of Thunberg. "After she goes and studies economics in college, she can come back and explain that to us." "I stand with Greta on this issue. (I don't have a degree in economics either) We have to drastically reduce our use of fossil fuels. Keep up the fight @gretathunberg," Linton posted to her more than 17,000 Instagram followers on Saturday. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Louise Linton, a Scottish-born actress and wife to US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, briefly posted then deleted a message of support for Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg on her Instagram page. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Mnuchin dismissed Thunberg, who was named Time's 2019 person of the year, as not knowledgeable to weigh in on climate issues. "Is she the chief economist or who is she? I'm confused," Mnuchin said in response to a question about whether the US would follow Thunberg's calls to transition away from fossil fuels. "After she goes and studies economics in college, she can come back and explain that to us." Shortly after, the 17-year-old Thunberg — who is known for her Internet clapbacks — replied, "It doesn't take a college degree in economics to realise that our remaining 1.5° carbon budget and ongoing fossil fuel subsidies and investments don't add up." She added, "So either you tell us how to achieve this mitigation or explain to future generations and those already affected by the climate emergency why we should abandon our climate commitments." And just two days later, Mnuchin's own wife appeared to take Thunberg's side. "I stand with Greta on this issue. (I don't have a degree in economics either) We have to drastically reduce our use of fossil fuels. Keep up the fight @gretathunberg," Linton posted to her over 17,000 Instagram followers on Saturday. Linton's post, which tagged both Mnuchin and Thunberg's Instagram handles, featured a photo of them both side-by-side, in addition to a number of other photos showing fires, floods, and endangered species meant to illustrate the real-world effects of climate change. And in case the message to her husband wasn't clear enough, Linton tagged Mnuchin's Instagram handle in the first photo of the post. The best part is she tagged both of them!! I love her! Wow pic.twitter.com/noAFBOcEgp — Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) January 25, 2020 This wasn't the first time Linton had taken to Instagram to publicly disagree with members of the Trump administration. Linton, a vocal animal rights advocate and, also used the platform to directly criticize the Trump administration relaxing restrictions on the ability of Americans to import hunting wild game, including that of endangered species like elephants, into the United States. Americans should not be permitted to kill exotic animals for fun!! “The Trump administration has authorized a U.S. hunter to import a lion trophy from Tanzania — the first allowed from that country since lions were given protection under the U.S. Endangered Species Act in January 2016. A Florida man received permission to import the lion’s skin, skull, claws and teeth, according to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service records belatedly released under the Freedom of Information Act.” The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International, along with the Humane Society Legislative Fund, are fighting for the CECIL ACT to be passed by Congress. CALL TO ACTION: Urge Congress to pass the Conserving Ecosystems by Ceasing the Importation of Large Animal Trophies (CECIL) Act to ban imports of trophies and parts from African lions and elephants from Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Zambia into the United States. Excerpts from this article were first published by Center for Biological Diversity, September 2019. Lion photo by Robin Silver, Center for Biological Diversity. #lion #bantrophyhunting #bantrophyhunters #walterpalmerthekiller #walterpalmer #nataliepalmerbotes A post shared by L O U I S E L I N T O N (@louiselinton) on Nov 13, 2019 at 1:34pm PST on Nov 13, 2019 at 1:34pm PST In a 2019 interview with Los Angeles Magazine, Linton made clear that despite being married to a Trump cabinet official, she won't hesitate from holding and expressing her own views, even those that come into conflict with her husband's job. She told the publication: "I very much respect my husband and the president of the United States, but I am an individual with my own beliefs and views. You should measure me by my actions, the friends I keep and the charities I support, not by the politics of my husband." Read more: Greta Thunberg fires back after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says she isn't qualified to lecture the US on climate change 'Haters gonna hate & deniers will deny': Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defends Greta Thunberg after Steven Mnuchin dissed the activist Everything you need to know about Davos, the invitation-only conference that brings billionaires together with business and political leaders at a Swiss resortSEE ALSO: Greta Thunberg has once again proven herself a savvy Twitter troll. Here are the presidents, pundits, and celebrities she has put in their place. Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: A law professor weighs in on how Trump could beat impeachment
Climate activists protest at the World Economic Forum, as Lagarde, Georgieva and Mnuchin discuss the economic...Climate activists protest at the World Economic Forum, as Lagarde, Georgieva and Mnuchin discuss the economic outlookLatest: Lagarde warns about Brexit risks in 2020IMF chief says growth still sluggishThunberg: Davos has completely ignored our demands.....but Trump and Mnuchin’s criticism is no problemActivists pile pressure on Siemens CEO 12.31pm GMT Elsewhere in Davos, former US vice-president Al Gore has hit out at “cheap, destructive, extractive, exploitive business models”.In a discussion about tackling plastic waste, Gore says that some firms as using “destructive practices that take advantage of the global commons”...."The price paid for a plastic bag or a plastic bottle does not reflect the true cost to society."@AlGore explains why he thinks the "economic system" is broken #WEF20 #Davos pic.twitter.com/L7bdwMcEm5 12.07pm GMT Here’s a clip of Greta Thunberg criticising world and business leaders for their lack of action.... although she expected nothing less. Continue reading...
In Davos, business leaders were newly vocal about the danger, though they gave few details about...In Davos, business leaders were newly vocal about the danger, though they gave few details about how they would reform their practices.