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French president offers refuge to U.S. scientists

(The Local) French President Emmanuel Macron said Donald Trump had made an historic error Thursday by abandoning the Paris climate agreement, and urged frustrated US climate scientists and entrepreneurs to come and work in France.

And cheekily adapting the nationalist slogan used by Trump on his election campaign trail, Macron urged defenders of the climate to “make our planet great again.”

In a TV address broadcast both in French and English (believed to be a first for a French president), Macron said he respected Trump’s decision, “but I do think it is an actual mistake both for the US and for our planet.”

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