Donald Trump at tech summit.
Photo: Sean Spicer/Twitter
President Donald Trump is considering pulling out of the Paris
climate agreement, but some of the biggest names in tech are
begging him to stay in, including Apple CEO Tim Cook.
today that his decision on the Paris agreement will be revealed
in the next few days. During his presidential campaign, Trump
repeatedly said that the agreement was bad for America. Now
that he’s on the verge of pulling out, Tim Cook, Elon Musk and
others are desperately trying to tell Trump to that breaking
the agreement would be a disaster.
According to a new report from
Bloomberg, Tim Cook called the White House on Tuesday
urging the president to keep the U.S. in the agreement. Elon
Musk tweeted today that he has also directly advised the
president to remain in on the deal that was signed by 195
Don’t know which way Paris will go, but I’ve done all I can
to advise directly to POTUS, through others in WH & via
councils, that we remain
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May
Pressuring Trump to stay
While Musk and Cook have called Trump
directly, 25 other companies have signed an open letter to
Trump that will run as a full-page ad in the New York Times and
Wall Street Journal on Thursday. Intel, Microsoft and PG&E
are among the signees.
companies, including Intel Corp., Microsoft Corp. and PG&E
Corp., have signed on to a letter set to run as a full-page
advertisement in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal on
Thursday arguing in favor of climate pact.
expanding markets for innovative clean technologies, the
agreement generates jobs and economic growth,” the open letter
says. “U.S. companies are well positioned to lead in these
markets. Withdrawing from the agreement will limit our access
to them and could expose us to retaliatory measures.”