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Technology Companies React to Trump’s Decision to Withdraw From Paris Climate Agreement

'Bad for the environment, bad for the economy:' Facebook, Google, Amazon, and many other company executives all made it very clear that they view Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement as a grave mistake. By 24/7 Staff

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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Posted by ramalanga  on  06/05  at  02:09 PM

Each of the groups above have vested interests in alternative energy. Elon Musk alone has bet hugely on his controlling interests in Solar City and the largest battery factory in the world. Both are worthy business interests but need to succeed on their own, not by government stimulus capital. US dollars siphoned off to 3rd world countries will not produce the same rate of sustainable results as the free market.

Posted by Malcolm2  on  06/02  at  11:23 AM

Every single tweet is from an ultra liberal that voted for Obama and Hillary.  There are many people that are not in agreement with that Accord, and for good reasons.  You should stick to reported the news and not writing commentary and calling it news.

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