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Davos (Switzerland), Jan 24 (Canadian Media): Greta Thunberg, Swedish climate activist along with about 10,000 protesters challenge political and business leaders of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in the Swiss ski resort in Davos, Switzerland held between Jan 20 - Jan 23, to combat the climate crisis, media reports said.
A heated argument ensued between U.S. President Donald Trump and Thunberg earlier this week in the WEF Trump stated that US was committed to join the one trillion tree initiative to plant one trillion trees around the world launched by WEF and corporate leaders in Davos, Switzerland.
To this Thunberg had retorted that trees alone would not fix the climate crisis.
Thunberg, who has taken a year off school to advocate action on climate change, hit back on Twitter, saying it did not take a degree to know the world was not meeting its climate targets.
"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," Thunberg, said days after addressing a packed panel at the Davos summit, where she has been a star attraction.
When U.S. Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin told Greta Thunberg on Thursday she should study economics, Thunberg said did not need a degree to know the world was not meeting its climate targets.
"The youth needs to understand: climate is one issue that needs to be put in contexts with lots of other things, Mnuchin said."
Angela Merkel, German Chancellor at WEF said in defence of Thunberg in Davos that attaining the goals of the Paris climate accord, which the United States has quit, was vital.
"Time is pressing, so we - the older ones, I am 65 years old - must make sure that we take the impatience of young people positively and constructively," Merkel said in her speech.