World Macron wants American researchers to move to France to fight climate change

20:00  10 june  2017
20:00  10 june  2017 Source:   USA TODAY SPORTS

France, Germany, Italy: Pact can't be revisited

  France, Germany, Italy: Pact can't be revisited <p>The leaders of France, Germany and Italy say the Paris climate accord cannot be renegotiated as President Donald Trump has demanded.</p>French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni said in a joint statement Thursday that they take note "with regret" the U.S. decision to pull out of the 2015 agreement.

Skip in Skip. X. Embed. X. Share. CLOSE. France 's president is using his trolling skills to call for more action on climate change , and he wants American scientists to join him. Video provided by Newsy Newslook.

At the time, Macron said, “This is a message for American research , entrepreneurs, engineers working on climate change . Last Saturday, I invited you come to France and join European and French researchers to work on climate change here.

French President Emmanuel Macron gestures arrives for a visit to the ruins of the martyrs village of Oradour-sur-Glane in France.© STEPHANE MAHE, AFP/Getty Images French President Emmanuel Macron gestures arrives for a visit to the ruins of the martyrs village of Oradour-sur-Glane in France.

The new leader of France won't let go of President Trump's decision to pull out of the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

So far, the nation has openly trolled the president over the issue and French President Emmanuel Macron joined other world leaders to "speed up" efforts to fight climate change, in spite of Trump.

Now, Macron's throwing down the gauntlet by pushing Americans, and others across the world, to move to France to fight global warming. And he's doing it with Trumpian vigor.

France, Germany, Italy: Pact can't be revisited

  France, Germany, Italy: Pact can't be revisited <p>The leaders of France, Germany and Italy say the Paris climate accord cannot be renegotiated as President Donald Trump has demanded.</p>French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni said in a joint statement Thursday that they take note "with regret" the U.S. decision to pull out of the 2015 agreement.

In February, Macron invited climate change researchers from the U.S. to move to France . In a video posted on Twitter, he described Trump as being "extremely skeptical about climate change ."

Macron wants to poach top science talent from America . Updated by Rebecca Tan@rebeccanaps. And in a jab at just how backward US climate politics have become, he invited American climate researchers to move to France .

Macron's, "Make Our Planet Great Again" website, which he tweeted out Thursday, invites researchers, students, business, entrepreneurs and non-governmental organizations to France to help meet targets of the Paris agreement.

The website calls Trump out by name on the home screen.

"The (Paris climate agreement) decision is unfortunate but it only reinforced our determination," it reads. "The planet needs your innovative skills. So, are you IN to change (literally!) our daily lives and make our planet great again?"

Makeourplanetgreatagain.fr provides specific, step-by-step instructions for prospective expatriates. For researchers, teachers and students, it explains how to apply for open faculty positions and Ph.D. programs. The country offers 4-year grants to help finance research projects, which come with salary, working staff, students and other expenses.

Researchers can stay in the country for as long as the grant lasts. There are no restrictions on spouses working in France. The website boasts that the country's school system is free and university tuition is lower than in America.

Macron, via video, also makes a direct appeal to the world on the website.

"I call on you to remain confident," Macron said. "We will succeed, because we are fully committed."

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French president commemorates deadly World War II massacre .
<p>French President Emmanuel Macron has called on young people to remember past wars and use democratic means to fight against today's barbarities during a commemoration at the site of the deadliest massacre in Nazi-occupied France.</p>Macron told 500 children, aged 12 to 16, on Saturday in Oradour-sur-Glane in western France that "we would like to be able to say that from now on this happens away from home or that it no longer happens. But Rwanda or Yugoslavia yesterday, Syria today. They are only a few hours by plane.

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