Facebook, Google, Apple, GE, Microsoft, Tesla, Uber, Amazon, Intel, Dell speak up against Trump's climate call

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Heads of states and the world’s leading enterprises spoke up against President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord. The list is impressive and still growing.
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See how world leaders reacted to Trump's announcement at the link below.

Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO at Facebook

Withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement is bad for the environment, bad for the economy, and it puts our children's future at risk. For our part, we've committed that every new data center we build will be powered by 100% renewable energy. Stopping climate change is something we can only do as a global community, and we have to act together before it's too late.

Elon Musk, CEO at Tesla

As a matter of principle, I've resigned from the President's Council over the #ParisAgreement withdrawal.


Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google

Disappointed with today’s decision. Google will keep working hard for a cleaner, more prosperous future for all.


Tim Cook, CEO of Apple

Decision to withdraw from the #ParisAgreeement was wrong for our planet. Apple is committed to fight climate change and we will never waver.



In an email to employees, which was obtained by CNBC, Cook wrote he spoke with President Trump on Tuesday “and tried to persuade him to keep the U.S. in the agreement. But it wasn't enough."

Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft Corporation

We believe climate change is an urgent issue that demands global action. We remain committed to doing our part.


Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer at Microsoft

Microsoft believes that climate change is an urgent issue that demands global action. [...]We all live on a small planet and every nation needs to work with others to protect it. [...]We believe that continued U.S. participation benefits U.S. businesses and the economy in important and multiple ways. [...]We remain steadfastly committed to the sustainability, carbon and energy goals that we have set as a company and to the Paris Agreement’s ultimate success. Our experience shows us that these investments and innovations are good for our planet, our company, our customers and the economy.


Amazon

Amazon tweeted from its main corporate account that it “continues to support the Paris climate agreement and action on climate change."

“We believe that robust clean energy and climate policies can support American competitiveness, innovation, and job growth. We remain committed to putting our scale and inventive culture to work in ways that are good for the environment and our customers.


Intel

Climate change is a real issue, and we firmly believe that the US should continue to participate in the Paris Climate Accord. Withdrawal won’t change our investment in renewable energy, and we will continue to advocate for the US to engage.


HP


Andrew Salzberg, Head of Transportation Policy and Research at Uber

Why we believe fighting climate change is crucial to innovation and ingenuity in America.

In February Uber CEO Travis Kalanick quit Trump’s business advisory council after the administration implemented the travel ban.

Robert Iger, Chairman & CEO at The Walt Disney Company

As a matter of principle, I've resigned from the President's Council over the #ParisAgreement withdrawal.


Jeff Immelt, Chairman & CEO of General Electric

Disappointed with today’s decision on the Paris Agreement. Climate change is real. Industry must now lead and not depend on government.


Mark Benioff, Salesforce

Deeply disappointed by President's decision to withdraw from ParisAgreement. We will double our efforts to fight climate change.


Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Goldman Sachs

Today's decision is a setback for the environment and for the U.S.'s leadership position in the world.


Dell

Climate change is adversely affecting our planet. It requires a sustained global focus on mitigation and adaptation. We will continue to work with our customers, communities and suppliers on a strong global approach to tackling the issue using our technologies, while continuing to take meaningful steps to manage our own greenhouse gas emissions footprint and environmental impact.


Arnold Schwarzenegger: Only I can go back in time.

One man can’t stop our clean energy revolution. And one man can’t go back in time. Only I can do that. [...] Please Mr. President, choose the future.



Front page photo by MIT/EPAa,Shawn Thew

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