Paris begins to snatch US environmental researchers

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Activists disguised as (L-R) US President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, British Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin, squeeze a big inflated rubber globe during an event organized by the activist group Attac, to protest against issues of globalisation in preparation for the upcoming G20 summit in Hamburg, northern Germany, 04 July 2017. The G20 Summit (or G-20 or Group of Twenty) is an international forum for governments from 20 major economies. The summit is taking place in Hamburg 07 to 08 July 2017.

Paris begins to snatch US environmental researchers


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The French “Make out Planet Great Again” project kicked off on Monday, extending grants to 18 pioneering researchers around the world who are willing to relocate in France.  

50 grants will be allocated by Spring 2018. The grant is named after Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan, as a direct challenge to Washington’s withdrawal from the 2015 Paris climate change accord.

Extending grants ranging from €1 million to €1.5 million, the research fund aims to lure global research talent to France. Thirteen of the scientists announced on Monday were Americans, ranging from Stanford’s Nuria Teixido to Luis Derry from Cornell, France 24 reports. 

The French grants have attracted thousands of applications, especially in the US, but also from Italy, Spain, Poland, Canada, and India.  

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