AFP: Trump rejects environmental ‘prophets of doom’

Focus Information Agency | Jan 21, 2020 at 2:39 PM
  • US President Donald Trump took aim on Tuesday at the “perennial prophets of doom” on the environment, telling the annual Davos forum that warnings of climate crisis were “foolish”, AFP reported.
  • In a keynote speech to the 50th World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort, Trump touted fossil fuels, deregulation and a booming US economy — a message in stark contrast to the dire warnings delivered by teenage campaigner Greta Thunberg and others.
  • Trump took the stage in Davos just after the Swiss president delivered a speech appealing for the world to care for the planet.