Author: David Gelles and Alan Rappeport

David Malpass touched off a furor, including calls for his removal, when he refused to acknowledge that fossil fuels are warming the planet.During a public event at The New York Times, the president of the World Bank, David Malpass, refused to acknowledge that the burning of fossil fuels is warming the planet.Brendan Smialowski/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesDavid Malpass catapulted onto the international stage three years ago when he was nominated by President Donald J. Trump to become president of the World Bank. He was charged with improving the economies of poor nations, many of which are being battered by extreme…

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David Malpass touched off a furor, including calls for his removal, when he refused to acknowledge that fossil fuels are warming the planet.David Malpass catapulted onto the international stage three years ago when he was nominated by President Donald J. Trump to become president of the World Bank. He was charged with improving the economies of poor nations, many of which are being battered by extreme weather fueled by climate change.Yet Mr. Malpass barely spoke of global warming, careful not to rankle Mr. Trump, who famously called climate change a “hoax” and pulled the United States out of the Paris…

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