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Short-term vision caused climate change, terrorism : Macron

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 March 2018 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, March 10: French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday said greed and short-term vision of past leaders caused climate change and terrorism in the world. “Most of the issues that we have today on climate, on terrorism are because our leaders had a short-term vision. They were greedy,” Macron said, adding that it was important to “think about long-term perspective” of things. “Always think about preserving the balance between your country and the global environment.”

The French President is in India for a four-day visit that began on Friday evening. He was speaking at a town hall interaction session with students at Bikaner House here.

“We’re in middle of revolution on digital era and climate change. What we need is change in mindset, facilitate entrepreneurship, increase risk takers’ numbers. Artificial Intelligence is big game changer but you need to start it from the ground (level),” he said.

He said education is the beginning of everything. “Have the best possible education. The less educated you are, the fewer opportunities you will get. Don’t consider everything in life is fixed at 25. Education is the starting point.” “You shouldn’t overestimate your fears. There is fierce competition. Be ambitious, do your best!” He said he wanted more exchange programmes to happen between India and France. (IANS)

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