Yesterday the world learned President Trump would withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement, one of humankind’s greatest achievements.
In great disapproval of Trump’s decision. The top CEOs of America individually issued professional responses via Twitter (Except Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg of course).
The CEO of Facebook set the standard for data centers across the world announcing they will only build new data centers powered by 100% renewable energy.
Microsoft’s president came out expressing his great disappointment in Trump and reassured America the Microsoft will play its part in taking care of our planet.
We’re disappointed with the decision to exit the Paris Agreement. Microsoft remains committed to doing our part to achieve its goals.
— Brad Smith (@BradSmi) June 1, 2017
The CEO of Salesforce, Mark Benioff, announced they will double their efforts to help fight climate change.
“Deeply disappointed by President’s decision to withdraw from #ParisAgreement.” Benioff wrote.
Deeply disappointed by President’s decision to withdraw from ParisAgreement. We will double our efforts to fight climate change. pic.twitter.com/cmCLf9CoVY
— Marc Benioff (@Benioff) June 1, 2017
Tim Cook of Apple expressed their disapproval of our withdraw renewing their commitment to fighting climate change.
“we will never waver.” Cook tweeted.
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
Goldman Sachs CEO, Blankfein’s response was aimed more toward the President himself saying leadership in the United States has been set back.
Today’s decision is a setback for the environment and for the U.S.’s leadership position in the world. #ParisAgreement
— Lloyd Blankfein (@lloydblankfein) June 1, 2017
Robert Iger, Walt Disney’s CEO announced his resignation from the President’s Council.
As a matter of principle, I’ve resigned from the President’s Council over the #ParisAgreement withdrawal.
— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) June 1, 2017
Trump and Elon Musk discussed plans to revisit the moon earlier this year. However, because of Trump’s recent decision regarding climate change, Musk announced he will resign from the President’s Council.
Whether or not Trump and SpaceX will continue to work together aside from that is unclear.
Am departing presidential councils. Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 1, 2017
General Electric’s CEO told America’s industries they can no longer depend on Trump’s leadership.
Disappointed with today’s decision on the Paris Agreement. Climate change is real. Industry must now lead and not depend on government.
— Jeff Immelt (@JeffImmelt) June 1, 2017