World Bank President Apologizes, Won’t Resign Over Climate Change Comments

World Bank President David Malpass said Friday he wouldn’t resign after being criticized for comments he made about the science behind climate change, Politico reported.

“When asked, ‘Are you a climate denier?’ I should’ve said no,” Malpass told Global Insider on Friday, after answering earlier this week that he didn’t know and wasn’t a scientist at a New York Times event.

“It was a poorly chosen line. I regret that because we as an organization are using the science every day. … We have a lot of input from our global scientific community,” he emphasized.

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