June 02, 2017
President Donald Trump announced yesterday that the United States is pulling out of the Paris climate agreement, which was signed by 195 nations in December 2015.
The Paris agreement was intended to slow climate change by setting limits on carbon emissions and has been widely embraced by the business community.
As reported by Business Insider, the tech industry in particular has supported the Paris Agreement, and many of the big tech companies are currently transitioning their giant, energy-guzzling data centers to using completely renewable energy.
After Trump announced his decision on Thursday afternoon, the pushback from the tech industry was swift.
Some executives were more measured than others in expressing their dismay, but the tech industry's biggest voices all made it clear that they viewed Trump's move as a grave mistake.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai
Apple CEO Tim Cook
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff
Microsoft President Brad Smith
Tesla CEO Elon Musk
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