Friday, June 2, 2017

Ramping Up the New Feud

[French President Emmanuel Macron] addressed [a Facebook video] to American climate scientists who feel alienated by the Trump administration. Looking straight into the camera, speaking English, Macron tells American "researchers, entrepreneurs, [and] engineers working on climate change" that they have a home in his country.

"I do know how your new president now has decided to jeopardize your budget, your initiatives, and he is extremely skeptical about climate change," he said. "I have no doubt about climate change."

Macron went on to promise robust funding for climate initiatives.

  Business Insider
Macron, who made a televised address in French and English, said Trump had "committed an error for the interests of his country, his people and a mistake for the future of our planet."

"I tell you firmly tonight: We will not renegotiate a less ambitious accord. There is no way," said Macron, who took office less than a month ago.


"France believes in you (the U.S.), the world believes in you, but don't be mistaken on climate; there is no plan B because there is no planet B," Macron said.


...but hey, do what you will anyway.

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