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Scientists unimpressed with Macron’s anti-Trump climate pitch

A French government website, Make Our Planet Great Again, designed to attract international climate researchers to France, has drawn criticism from the country's researchers.

The government launched the website on 8 June, a week after president Emmanuel Macron delivered a speech in which he said: “All scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, responsible citizens who were disappointed by the decision of the president of the United States [to withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement] that they will find in France a second homeland.”

French researchers, however, were quick to criticise the initiative after environment minister Nicolas Hulot announced the launch of the site on 7 June.

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