Guest essay by Eric Worrall
Speculation is mounting about whether President Macron will keep his promise to take all our climate scientists, and offer them a new home in France.
Back in February, then Presidential Candidate Emmanuel Macron offered US climate scientists who were worried about their future under President Trump a new home in France.
Will President Macron keep his promise?
(President Macron speaking in English)
Interest in Macron’s offer has surged since he won the French Presidency;
French president-elect Emmanuel Macron mocks US counterpart Donald Trump over climate change
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The message was recorded in February but surged in views yesterday following the former investment banker’s election.
The message, which he reiterated after his historic win, centres on his commitment to preserve the budget to fight climate change.
It also has a none-too-subtle dig at Trump.
“Please come to France, you are welcome. It’s your nation; we like innovation. We want innovative people. We want people working on climate change, energy, renewables, and new technologies.”.
I am deeply moved by President Macron’s words “The Message for you guys – come to France”.
President Macron, please take them. Take them all.
But be warned, they will expect you to feed them; don’t expect us to pay for their upkeep.
Thanks to Brexit, the days of English speaking countries subsidising the French are over.