The United States through the President, Donald Trump, has just shocked the world for getting out of the Paris agreement. The agreement is the largest agreement on climate change.
The Paris agreement itself is an agreement in 2015 that is followed by nearly 200 countries to fight global warming by reducing carbon emissions. At that time, the United States signed the agreement through Obama.
From the side of science, quoted by Cnet, scientists call that climate change will be maximal after the United States exit from this agreement. The reason, the United States is a country with the highest conventional industry, which 'burn' a lot of energy that produces global emissions are also high.
Trump himself considers the treaty harmful to the United States because of the many jobs lost. Of course, work in the mines of conventional energy sources has been lost due to the goal of fighting global warming. In addition, technology now uses renewable energy such as solar and wind.
Because of this, Trump is bombarded with criticism from various corners, especially tech actors.
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX who is a member of the Presidential economic council advisor, declared withdrawal from the position of President's advisor on the economy. In addition, Disney CEO, Bob Iger, also withdrew from the same position.
Worse, the world's 5 largest technology companies: Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Facebook, all 'condemn' Trump's decision.
Apple CEO Tim Cook personally called the White House to try to negotiate the matter, but nothing changed. Cook himself wrote in his statement that "Climate change is a real thing, and we all have an obligation to fight it." The CEO himself also mentioned that Trump's decision will not affect Apple's efforts to protect the environment.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, mentioned in Facebook posts that Trump's decision "jeopardizes the future of our children and grandchildren." Google CEO, Sundar Pichai, also assures that "Google will keep working hard for a cleaner and more prosperous future", while mentioning his disappointment at Trump's decision.
Microsoft through the President, Brad Smith, also expressed his disappointment at the decision. He said climate change is an urgent issue that requires action globally.
While Amazon also mentioned that the rules in terms of climate change will actually support a variety of innovations, employment growth, and also a competitive aroma in the economic aspects.What do you think? [idc]