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World Bank chief says he’s not a climate denier after reports that Biden’s administrator plans to unseat him



WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — World Bank Group President David Malpass said on Friday he was not a climate denier, following reports that the Biden administration was considering ousting him for his “weak” position on climate change.

“When you were asked ‘are you a climate denier?’ I should have said ‘no’. I didn’t even really go in that direction. Because no one said that but Al Gore and it was kind of off topic,” Malpass said in a virtual chat. organized by Politico. “You know, I was at a seminar on Tuesday, where we were supposed to talk about impact, and I was really unprepared and didn’t do my best to answer that accusation.”

On Tuesday, Al Gore, vice president in the Clinton administration, called on President Joe Biden to remove Malpass from office, calling him a “climate denier”.

On Friday, Axios reported that the Biden administration is considering ousting Malpass.

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