Trump's impeachment trial begins today

James Marshall
January 21, 2020

"They are the errors of yesterday's fortune tellers and we have them and I have them and they want to see us do badly, but we don't let that happen".

These alarmists always demand the same thing - absolute power to dominate, transform & control every aspect of our lives.

But the president said he was a "big believer in the environment" and announced that the USA will join the "One Trillion Trees" initiative supported by the forum in an effort to offset carbon emissions.

Thousands of kilometres from his Washington impeachment trial, U.S. President Donald Trump took centre stage in Davos, Switzerland, to tout the success of the American economy, while criticizing the U.S. Federal Reserve on Tuesday.

And then she referenced the 2018 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report - the one that said we're all going to die unless we give up cars and money and electricity and sovereignty and put the "scientists" (yes, that's scientists in quotes) at the IPCC in charge of everything - and warned: "I know you don't want to report on this".

In a nod to environmental concerns, he said the USA would join a "one trillion trees" initiative being launched in Davos and provide "strong leadership in better managing our trees and forests".

But he later told reporters: "I'm a very big believer in the environment".

The strapline for the World Economic Forum in Davos for its fiftieth anniversary this year is "Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World" and no doubt, those turning up to the exclusive Swiss ski resort this week are genuinely well intentioned. "It's very important for the future that we sequester 200 gigatons as fast as possible".

A year after warning world leaders "our house is on fire", Greta Thunberg has returned to Davos to chide decision makers for their inaction on climate change.

He announced that the U.S. would be joining the WEF's one trillion trees initiative.

"It wasn't only me, but all these young people pushing together to form these alliances, " the Swedish teenager said, speaking in Davos with other young activists. It encourages countries to plant trees as part of the effort to combat climate change, with a goal of planting one trillion by 2050.

In his speech, Trump had lauded a long list of achievements of his administration since it came to office three years ago. "It just demonstrates the level of denial, and the capture of this government by the coal, oil and gas industries".

"Today I'm proud to declare that the United States is in the midst of a economic boon, the likes of which the world has never seen before", he said.

Salvador Gómez-Colón, who raised funds and awareness after Hurricane María devastated his native Puerto Rico in 2017, said young activists are doing more than just talking. "We don't need a 'low carbon economy.' We don't need to 'lower emissions.' Our emissions have to stop".

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