I start the article asking for pardon for the pun, but the climate was tense in the last few days facing the possibility of the American president Donald Trump announce the United States exit of Paris Agreement, sealed at the end of 2015.
Unfortunately, that's what happened today.
The Paris Accord is a bad deal for Americans, and @POTUS 'action today is keeping his promise to put American workers first. pic.twitter.com/YfbnaymerP
– The White House (@WhiteHouse) June 1, 2017
The Paris Agreement is a bad deal for Americans, and today's @POTUS action is keeping its promise to put American workers first.
Claiming that the Settlement is a ?bad deal for Americans,? Trump took the United States off a list of 195 countries who support the treaty (including Brazil) and included it with only 2 who are against it: Nicaragua and Syria.
Technology executives were already expressing concern in the last few days, and with today's bomb we had more public demonstrations including one from Apple?s CEO, Tim Cook.
Decision to withdraw from the #ParisAgreeement was wrong for our planet. Apple is committed to fight climate change and we will never waver.
– Tim Cook (@tim_cook) June 2, 2017
The decision to withdraw from #AcordoDeParis was wrong for our planet. Apple is committed to fighting climate change and we will never give in.
In addition to tweet above, Cook also sent an email to all Apple employees revealing that he spoke with Trump last Tuesday, in an attempt to convince him to give up on the idea. "It wasn't enough," said Cook.
Bob Iger, President and CEO of Walt Disney and a board member of Apple, announced that he is leaving the Presidential Council:
As a matter of principle, I've resigned from the President's Council over the #ParisAgreement withdrawal.
– Robert Iger (@RobertIger) June 1, 2017
For reasons of principle, I resigned from the Presidential Council in front of the #AcordoDeParis exit.
Elon Musk, from Tesla / SpaceX, did the same:
Am departing presidential councils. Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world.
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 1, 2017
I am leaving the Presidential Councils. Real climate change. Leave Paris no good for America or the world.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, on his own social network, declared that Trump's decision ?puts American children at risk?:
Leaving the Paris climate agreement bad for the environment, bad for the economy and putting the future of our children at risk. ()
Several other executives and companies also expressed dissatisfaction with the American president's decision: Microsoft, IBM, Intel, Amazon, HP, GE, Sundar Pichai, Reed Hastings, Jack Dorsey, Marc Benioff, etc., as well as former President Barack Obama . Sad.
Update 06/02/2017 s 09:11
Another member of the board of Apple, Al Gore (former US vice president) also expressed his discontent with the news:
My statement on Todays Decision by the Trump Administration to Withdraw from the Paris Agreement: https://t.co/eDEFv5b1nS pic.twitter.com/SzHJU3D0Mr
– Al Gore (@algore) June 1, 2017
Removing the USA from the Paris Agreement is a negligent and indefensible action. ()
The senator Hillary Clinton, who lost the election to Trump in 2016, characterized the error as "historical":
A historic mistake. The world is moving forward together on climate change. Paris withdrawal leaves American workers & families behind.
– Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 1, 2017
() The world is moving forward together in climate change. The Paris exit leaves American workers and families behind.