During the recent gathering of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos this Tuesday, Donald Trump, who has already been involved in many political changes over the past few months, did not support any of concerns of environmental activists and named it simply “pessimism”.
Climate change has become the hot topic of this year’s meeting in the Swiss ski resort of Davos. Therefore, many activists and businessmen came there to discuss the issue and come up with possible ways to tackle it.
Here are the highlight of Trump’s speech:
Climate activists were named “prophets of doom” and not supported in their concerns about the future of an environment. “Fear and doubt is not a good thought process.”
Despite common concerns about high levels of emissions, Trump was delighted to admit that the United States became the greatest producer of natural gas.
The U.S. will now become part of the WEF’s one trillion trees campaign.
The main focus of his speech circulated around the improvements made in economic policies, which, as Trump believes, “would come thundering back at record speed.”
“A nation’s highest duty is to its own citizens…Only when governments put their citizens first, will they be invested in their national futures.”
Greta Thunberg’s speech
Right after Donald Trump, this young environmental activist criticized world leaders for failing to fight against the targets that were set.
“Unlike you, my generation will not give up without a fight. The facts are clear but they are still too uncomfortable for you to address…Our house is still on fire. Your inaction is fueling the flames by the hour. And we are telling you to act as if you loved your children above all else…We are all fighting for the environment and climate. If you see it from a bigger perspective, basically nothing has been done. It will require much more than this. This is just the very beginning.”
Apart from that, more than 50 heads of state and government will attend the meeting together with other 3000 attendees. German Chancellor Angel Merkel is due to speak this Thursday.