French government broadcaster France24 claims President Macron’s offer of fifty grants is luring climate scientists away from the US to work in France.That'll keep 'em going for about three years.
Eighteen climate scientists, 13 of them based in the United States, were on Monday named the first beneficiaries of the research grants linked to French President Macron’s “Make Our Planet Great Again” project, which will see them relocate to France.
“The selected projects are of very high standards and deal with issues that are particularly important,” the jury said in a statement, noting its members had received a total of 1,822 applications, of which 1,123 came from the US. A second round of laureates will be announced “during the course of the spring of 2018”, it said.
In all, a total of 50 research grants will be handed out, lasting a minimum of three years and worth between €1 million and €1.5 million each.
Actually, if you believe in Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming, France is doing the right thing, getting 75% of it's electrical power from nuclear power plants. They never bought into the anti-nuclear crusade which all but killed nuclear power in the rest of the west. Maybe they couldn't read the papers.