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France to award American local weather scientists anti-Donald Trump “Make Our Planet Nice Once more” grants

PARIS — A number of U.S.-based local weather scientists are about to win multi-year, all-expenses-paid grants to relocate to France.

The “Make Our Planet Nice Once more” grants are an effort by French President Emmanuel Macron to counter U.S. President Donald Trump on the local weather change entrance. Macron introduced a contest for the grants hours after Mr. Trump declared he would withdraw the U.S. from the worldwide accord reached in Paris in 2015 to scale back climate-damaging emissions.

Macron is unveiling the winners Monday night forward of a local weather summit Tuesday geared toward giving new impetus to the Paris accord and discovering new funding to assist governments and companies meet its objectives.

Greater than 50 world leaders are anticipated in Paris for the “One Planet Summit,” co-hosted by the U.N. and the World Financial institution. Mr. Trump was not invited.

Earlier than he broadcasts the grant winners, President Macron will sit down with “CBS Night Information” anchor Jeff Glor for his solely American community tv interview forward of the One Planet Summit.

The interview shall be broadcast Monday evening on the present, which airs from 6:30-7 p.m. ET on the CBS Tv Community. The “CBS Night Information with Jeff Glor” may also originate from Paris on Monday, with Glor anchoring from Élysée Palace.

The interview may also be featured Monday throughout CBSN, CBS Information’ 24/7 streaming information service, and on CBSNews.com. Extra of the interview shall be broadcast Tuesday on “CBS This Morning” (7-9 a.m. ET). 

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