Get an economics degree, US treasury secretary tells Greta

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has told Greta Thunberg to get an economics degree before advising world leaders how to deal with climate change.

Greta, 17, has visited a number of countries recently to raise awareness of the threat posed to the world by the changing climate.

Among those she has criticised is Donald Trump, particularly over his decision to pull the US out of the Paris agreement signed in 2016 by almost 200 countries to limit global warming.

At the World Economic Forum in the Swiss town of Davos, Mr Mnuchin responded to the teenager’s call for a move away from fossil fuels.

When asked how such a move would affect the US economy, he said: “Is she the chief economist? Who is she? I’m confused.”

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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