Macron takes gentle swipe at Trump on climate change


French President Emmanuel Macron took a gentle swipe at Donald Trump’s scepticism over climate change as he stood in a conference hall surrounded by deep drifts of snow in Switzerland.

“When you arrive here and see the snow, it could be hard to believe in global warming…,” Macron said at the start of his speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos. “Obviously you didn’t invite anyone sceptical about global warming this year.” The U.S. president, who has previously suggested the concept of global warming was a myth created by China to weaken the United States, speaks on Friday.

 

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