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French president’s climate talent search nabs 18 foreign scientists

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French president’s climate talent search nabs 18 foreign scientists
By Elisabeth Pain
Dec. 11, 2017 , 2:00 PM
French President Emmanuel Macron’s effort to lure disgruntled foreign climate scientists to France—especially from the United States—has produced its first harvest. France today announced that Macron’s Make Our Planet Great Again initiative has recruited its first class of 18 scientists. The list includes some prominent names, including climate impacts researcher Camille Parmesan, who received a share of the 2007 Nobel Prize for her contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

In June, just a few hours after U.S. President Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate accord, Macron cheekily invited disgruntled U.S. scientists to relocate to France and “make our planet great again.” A week later, the French government unveiled a website that soon spelled out the details: It was offering 3- to 5-year grants, worth up to €1.5 million each, to attract about 50 high-level foreign climate scientists. Overall, the program totaled about €60 million in direct funding and in-kind support.

More than 1800 scientists expressed initial interest, 450 were deemed eligible, and 255 submitted applications. Ninety were then invited to submit proposals in collaboration with a French institution. The French National Research Agency ultimately received 57 proposals, which were reviewed by a nine-member international panel chaired by Corinne Le Quéré, director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research in Norwich, U.K. The proposals were “high quality and in cutting-edge fields,” Le Quéré says.


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Parlez-vous climate change, mes amis?
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OlegTheBatty wrote:Parlez-vous climate change, mes amis?

The French has just declared war against what country your in.
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Postby ElectricMonk » Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:14 pm

Thank God for that: after all without Climate Scientists, there won't be any Climate Change.
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ElectricMonk wrote:Thank God for that: after all without Climate Scientists, there won't be any Climate Change.

Now France will get more climate change than we do. The ladies on the Riviera will have to wear both parts of their bikinis. 8-)
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Postby Poodle » Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:51 pm

... or none.

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Poodle wrote:... or none.

Vive la France!
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Et vive au naturelle!
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OlegTheBatty wrote:Et vive au naturelle!

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Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:24 pm

First I've heard of this French effort. Thanks for the post. Sad that progress has to be funded by opposition to retrograde efforts....but it is progress nonetheless. Be interesting to track what comes of it because in the main its not going to "produce" anything. No new tech to capitalize off of. Hmmm, I wonder if any of the proposals where on How to Mitigate the Harm that is coming our way?

Rats. I'd have to read to find that out.
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Postby Gord » Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:30 am

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
ElectricMonk wrote:Thank God for that: after all without Climate Scientists, there won't be any Climate Change.

Now France will get more climate change than we do. The ladies on the Riviera will have to wear both parts of their bikinis. 8-)

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Postby Poodle » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:52 am

That doesn't rhyme.

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Poodle wrote:That doesn't rhyme.

Nor does it reason.
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Poodle wrote:That doesn't rhyme.

I was never allowed to finish that song as a child, so I don't know what the last word is.
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Amygdalae?
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Postby Gord » Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:57 am

You don't need glasses for that.
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Yesh, you do. :ahoy:
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