France corrected Trump's negative video about the Paris climate accord

Bridie Pearson-Jones
Monday 05 June 2017 15:45
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After Trump pulled out of the Paris climate agreement, a world wide deal vowing to decrease greenhouse gas emissions, he's been subject to some trolling.

He's been criticised by the Weather Channel, the newly-elected President Emmanuel Macron of France, a lot of people on Twitter, and the Mayor of Pittsburgh.

Now, the French foreign ministry has tweeted a video correcting one the White House previously shared about the "Paris deal being bad for US".

The original video was tweeted with the caption:

The Paris Accord is a bad deal for Americans, and @POTUS' action today is keeping his promise to put American workers first.

Here it is:

The French edit was shared with caption:

We’ve seen the @WhiteHouse video about the #ParisAccord. We disagree – so we’ve changed it. #MakeThePlanetGreatAgain.

Here it is:

It comes after President Macron of France tweeted a series of #MakeThePlanetGreatAgain tweets, parodying Trump's "Make America Great Again" campaign slogan.

Each video focuses on four frames.

The first one, initially said that the Paris accord undermines US competitiveness and threatens 6.5 million jobs.

The French edit says that most businesses, such as Exxon Mobil, Microsoft and Schneider Electric disagree.

The second point claims there is a UN slush fund, which Obama committed $3 billion to without getting congressional approval. The video changes this to "U.N. green climate fund to invest into low-emission and climate-resilient development" and points out that this is much less per capita than other countries including Germany, France, the UK and Sweden.

Thirdly, the White House argues that the Paris accord "imposes unrealistic targets on the US for reducing carbon emission while giving China a free pass." The French argue that the deal was "comprehensively negotiated" and is a "balanced and flexible agreement" which is "designed so that all countries can contribute to it equitably."

Finally, the White House takes an MIT research paper out of context, which says that every member nation met their commitments the impact would be negligible. Meanwhile, the French say this research says if we do nothing, "we might shoot over 5 Celsius and that would be catastrophic".

Twitter users have praised the French for "their commitment to the future of shade".

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