Tech industry heavyweights have come out fighting against President Trump’s decision to leave the Paris Climate Agreement, which aims to reduce global carbon emissions by 2020.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared on his personal page that the decision “puts our children’s future at risk.”
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey hasn’t explicitly tweeted his thoughts, but he’s been retweeting from several accounts unhappy with the President’s decision.
Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, said he was “disappointed” by the U.S. pulling out of the climate agreement.
Disappointed with today’s decision. Google will keep working hard for a cleaner, more prosperous future for all.
— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) June 1, 2017
Aaron Levie, CEO of cloud management service Box Inc., echoed those sentiments, saying it was “incredibly disappointing.”
With so many things America needs to make substantial progress on, it's incredibly disappointing to see us regress in significant areas.
— Aaron Levie (@levie) June 1, 2017
Brad Smith, Microsoft’s President and Chief Legal Officer, wrote a full blog post on the matter, saying “climate change is an urgent issue that demands global action.”
In a series of tweets, Amazon said it remains “committed to putting our scale and inventive culture to work in ways that are good for the environment.”
1/4 Amazon continues to support the Paris climate agreement and action on climate change.
— Amazon News (@amazonnews) June 1, 2017
Am departing presidential councils. Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 1, 2017