Davos: Trump decries climate ‘prophets of doom’ at World Economic Forum

Davos: Trump decries climate ‘prophets of doom’ at World Economic ForumFinal call to halt ‘climate catastrophe’
Thunberg’s father: ‘Greta is happy, but I worry’
Although the world, through the Paris climate deal, has committed to keeping temperatures well below 2.0C (3.6F) above pre-industrial times and endeavoured to keep the rise to 1.5C, scientists say we are well off that target.

Last year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said the Earth was heading instead for 3C and that “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society” would be needed to keep to the preferred target of 1.5C.

Economist Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel Laureate, criticised Mr Trump’s speech. According to Reuters news agency he said it was “astounding” and made “as if what we are seeing with our eyes are not there”.

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