Trump Tells Greta Thunberg To 'Focus On Other Countries' After She Tells Leaders to "Panic" About Climate Change
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On Wednesday, President Trump ripped far-left climate change activist Greta Thunberg after she told world leaders to "panic."
The President said that he did not watch Thunberg's speech given at Davos, Switzerland, but said that he would have "loved to" see it while telling the girl to "focus" on countries that have rising emissions.
“Some people put it at a level that is unrealistic, to a point that you can’t live your lives,” President Trump said. “We want to have the cleanest water on earth, we wanna have the cleanest air on earth. Our numbers, as you saw, we had record numbers come out very recently. Our [environmental] numbers are very, very good.”
“We have to do something about other continents, we have to do something about other countries,” the President continued. “When we’re clean and beautiful and everything is good, but you have another continent where the fumes are rising at levels that you can’t believe. I think Greta oughta focus on those places.”
“We are doing better right now than we’ve ever done in terms of cleanliness, in terms of numbers,” he added.
“We have a beautiful ocean called the Pacific Ocean with thousands and thousands of tons of garbage flowing toward us, and that’s put there by other countries. And I think Greta has to focus on those other countries,” President Trump finished.
The President's comments come after Thunberg hammered President Trump for leaving the Paris Climate Accord. The speech by the far-left climate activist was made at the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland.
“One year ago I came to Davos and told you that our house is on fire,” Thunberg said. “I said I wanted you to panic. I’ve been warned that telling people to panic about the climate crisis is a very dangerous thing to do. But don’t worry. It’s fine. Trust me, I’ve done this before, and I can assure you it doesn’t lead to anything.”
“The fact that the U.S.A. is leaving the Paris accord seems to outrage and worry everyone, and it should,” she continued. “But the fact that we’re all about to fail the commitments you signed up for in the Paris Agreement doesn’t seem to bother the people in power even the least.”
Thunberg's attacks on the United States are clearly misguided considering the U.S. emissions have fallen since the Paris Accord was signed as world emissions have risen. The climate activist should be focusing on actual polluters like China.
“With the world’s largest population and for decades one of the fastest growing economies, China is far and away the world’s top CO2 emitter,” USA Today reported. “Close to 10,000 million metric tons of CO2 from burning fossil fuel were emitted by the superpower in 2017. On a per capita basis, China’s CO2 emissions of 7.1 metric tons per person trail that of most countries on this list but still rank in the top 50 worldwide.”
“Driving China’s CO2 emissions is the nation’s massive coal production,” the reported also noted. “China’s generation of electricity from coal has dropped slightly from 75% in 1992 to 70% in 2015. Still, overall coal production has tripled since 2000 to nearly 4,000 million metric tons – approximately half of all global coal production.”
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