Withdrawing from Paris Agreement bad for environment and the USA, warn bigwigs

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Mark Zuckerberg has criticized the pullout from Paris Agreement saying that “withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement is bad for the environment, bad for the economy, and it puts our children’s future at risk.”

But he fell way short in criticizing the Paris Agreement pullout by failing to name Donald Trump.

He only underlined what he is now going to do and said:

For our part, we’ve committed that every new data center we build will be powered by 100% renewable energy.
Stopping climate change is something we can only do as a global community, and we have to act together before it’s too late.

Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple too had something similar to say and noted that the decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement was wrong for our planet. He also said that Apple is committed to fighting the climate change and that ‘we will never waver.’

Hillary Clinton, who lost to Donald Trump called the decision a historic mistake and said that the world is moving forward together on climate change. Paris withdrawal leaves American workers & families behind.

While Mark Zuckerberg played it safe, there were others who were absolutely scathing their remarks:

Bernie Sanders, the Ameican politician who gave sleepless nights to many in the US Presidential elections last year called the latest decision on the Paris Agreement as an abdication of American leadership and an international disgrace. He also said that when climate change is already causing devastating harm, ‘we don’t have the moral right to turn our backs on efforts to preserve this planet.’

 

US politician and environmentalist Al Gore went a step further and said that:

Removing the United States from the Paris Agreement is a reckless and indefensible action. It undermines America’s standing in the world and threatens to damage humanity’s ability to solve the climate crisis in time. But make no mistake: if President Trump won’t lead, the American people will.

CEO of Goldman Sachs Lloyd Blankfein termed the move by the USA on Paris Agreement “a setback for the environment and for the U.S.’s leadership position in the world.”