Francois Fillon

French presidential hopeful Macron courts US climate experts

French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron on Friday urged researchers, entrepreneurs and engineers working on climate change in the U.S. to leave for France — a bid to capitalize on the doubt expressed by U.S. President Donald Trump about global warming.

In a video posted on his Twitter account, Macron said in English: "I do know how your new president now has decided to jeopardize your budget, your initiatives — as he's extremely skeptical about climate change."

Trump has voiced skepticism that global warming is man-made and has suggested taking the U.S. out of the global Paris Agreement on fighting climate change.

In the appeal, the centrist,...

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