On Saturday, December 31, 2022, during his New Year's address, French President Emmanuel Macron uttered a short phrase that rubbed many climate change activists the wrong way.
Or the climate crisis and its spectacular impact on our country this summer?"
After a long discussion on pensions and the need for the French to work more, Mr. Macron only mentioned the climate crisis once; stating that the "energy transition is a battle that we must win.".
"'Who could have predicted the climate crisis?'
"The Kyoto Protocol dates back to 1997, Jacques Chirac said that 'our house is burning down' over 20 years ago.
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