Published on June 1st, 2017 | by Sofia Vida0
Apple and Disney’s CEOs are Not Happy with Trump Withdrawing America from the Paris Treaty
President Trump just did something that many Americans and people around the world were fearing that he would do. He pulled out of the Paris climate agreement on Thursday. It’s pretty sad for the President to think this is the best choice for the country when ovr 50% of residents in each state support it, according to the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.
“Majorities of Democrats (86%) and Independents (61%), and half of Republicans (51%) say the U.S. should participate (including 73% of moderate/liberal Republicans),” the Yale Program had said. “Only conservative Republicans are split, with marginally more saying the U.S. should participate (40%) than saying we should not participate (34%).”
Trump said on Thursday, “In order to fulfill my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens, the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord, but begin negotiations to re-enter either the Paris accord or an entirely new transaction on terms that are fair to the United States, its businesses, its workers, its people, its taxpayers.”
It may not be until 2020 that America actually does withdraw from the Treaty.
Apple CEO Tim Cook was less than pleased with the President’s decision and wrote an e-mail to employees. According to CNBC, the e-mail read, “I spoke with President Trump on Tuesday and tried to persuade him to keep the U.S. in the agreement. But it wasn’t enough.”
Apple will still stay committed to helping the planet and Cook reassuringly wrote, “We power nearly all of our operations with renewable energy, which we believe is an example of something that’s good for our planet and makes good business sense as well.”
Disney’s CEO Robert Iger was also disappointed in the decision and quit the White House’s business advisory council. He tweeted, “As a matter of principle, I’ve resigned from the President’s Council over the #ParisAgreement withdrawal.”