Several US big companies oppose the Trump's Paris agreement and say they will continue to work for climate goals.

Last Thursday, Trump announced that the US is withdrawing from the historic climate agreement adopted in Paris in December 2015. Soon after, several major companies, based in the United States, expressed their dissatisfaction with the president's decision.

Unlike the president, they want to continue to support the climate goals, according to “The New York Times”.

Withdrawals from Trump Council

In addition, Tesla boss Elon Musk and Disney boss Robert A. Iger decided to withdraw from an advisory panel in the White House after the news became known.

"Am departing presidential councils. Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world.”, wrote Musk on Twitter.


"As a matter of principle, I've resigned from the President's Council over the #ParisAgreement withdrawal," writes Iger on Twitter.

Pulling out is good for the economy

While Trump argues that pulling out of the climate agreement will be in favor of the US economy, big companies have tried to get the president on other issues for a long time.

Twenty-five companies, including Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft had a full-page advertisement in May and June in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Post, outlining the benefits of the climate agreement for them as international companies.

In the advertisements, they show, among other things, that the agreement will create jobs and growth, make them more competitive in the international market and reduce risk.

Protesting on social media

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote on Facebook that withdrawing from the climate agreement is bad for the environment.

"It's bad for the economy and it endangers our children's future," he writes and adds: "Each data center we build will be powered by renewable energy. Stopping climate change is something we can do as an international community and we have to work together before it's too late."

Also, Google Chief Sundar Pichai wrote on Twitter that he is disappointed and that Google will continue to work for a "cleaner" future.

Tim Cook, Chief of Apple says that the company is undoubtedly committed to combating climate change:

"The decision to withdraw from the Paris agreement is bad for our planet," he wrote on Twitter.

Among others who have expressed dissatisfaction with Trump's decision on social media are Microsoft, Amazone, Murray Energy, Uber, IBM, Shell, Peabody Energy and Cargill.