French President Vows To #MakeOurPlanetGreatAgain By Asking Americans To Move To France

ashley.rae | June 7, 2017
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Newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron is offering refuge to Americans who are so brokenhearted over President Trump’s decision to leave the Paris agreement that they are seeking a new home.

In his #MakeOurPlanetGreatAgain pitch for those seeking political asylum, Macron said, “Climate change is one of the major issues of our time. It is already changing our daily lives but it is global. Everyone is impacted. And if we do nothing, our children will know a world of migrations, of wars, of shortages: a dangerous world. It is not a future we want for ourselves. It is not a future we want for our world.”

“To all scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, responsible citizens who were disappointed by the decision of the President of the United States, I want to say that they will find in France a second homeland,” Macron continued. “I call on them: come here and work with us, to work together on concrete solutions for our climate, our environment. I assure you, France will not give up the fight.”

In February, Macron issued a similar appeal for those upset by the results of the presidential election to come to France.

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. Because here, you are welcome.”

“I do know how your new president now has decided to jeopardize your initiatives, as he’s extremely skeptical about climate change. I have no doubt about climate change and how committed we have to be regarding this issue,” he continued.

“Please, come to France,” Macron begged. “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. France is your nation.”

It’s not just Macron who's making a personal appeal to get America's best and brightest to move to France in light of Trump’s decision. According to ABC News, France’s Minister for Environmental Transition, Nicolas Hulot, said a website will be live in the next few days highlighting the “best conditions” for scientists to move to France.

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