Tim Cook and Other CEOs Urge U.S. Government to Stay in Paris Agreement to Fight Climate Change

Apple CEO Tim Cook and a group of other CEOs, including Google's Sundar Pichai and Microsoft's Satya Nadella, have jointly signed a letter urging the Trump administration to keep the United States a member of the Paris Agreement.


The Paris Agreement aims to combat climate change by keeping the global temperature rise this century well below 2ºC above pre-industrial levels. The United States was one of over 190 countries to pledge support for the Paris Agreement in 2015, under the Obama administration, but the Trump administration is in the process of formally exiting the agreement due to economic concerns.

Cook and the other CEOs who signed the letter believe the Paris Agreement could actually provide a boost to the economy.

"Staying in the Paris Agreement will strengthen our competitiveness in global markets, positioning the United States to lead the deployment of new technologies that support the transition, provide for our workers and communities, and create jobs and companies built to last," the letter states.

"The promise of the Paris Agreement is one of a just and prosperous world. We urge the United States to join us in staying in."

The letter was prepared by AFL-CIO, the largest federation of unions in the United States, representing more than 12.5 million working people in the country. Visit the United For The Paris Agreement website for more details.


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8 months ago
I'm not sure how staying in the Paris Accords fixes climate change/global warming/whatever.

It's all just symbolism and virtue signaling.

Tim, call on China to fix their carbon issue. India as well.
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8 months ago
Climate change is a joke and so is Apple for its plea.

The climate would change with or without emissions. There's no stopping it. It's a natural cycle. NASA actually knew this a long time ago. Stop wasting taxpayer money on "climate change" nonsense. Use it to bring back jobs instead and distance ourselves from China as much as possible.

The Paris Agreement is a farce. It is exploited to no end by China and others who couldn't give two ***** about "climate change", let alone heavy smog in its cities.
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8 months ago
Apple:

-Ignores need to provide options for choosing longer life product with replaceable batteries.

-Opposes right to repair.

-Requires third-party recyclers to shred all Apple devices (keeping replacement parts off market).

Actions... not words.
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8 months ago
A climate change agreement that places no emission rules on the largest polluting countries (India and China) while placing burdensome regulations on countries like US to ruin its economy. Fail. Glad Trump pulled out of this scam.
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8 months ago
Trump will not change his mind. We (=people who really care about the climate) can only hope for democrats to win the next election.
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8 months ago


I'm not sure how staying in the Paris Accords fixes climate change/global warming/whatever.

It's all just symbolism and virtue signaling.

Tim, call on China to fix their carbon issue. India as well.

Often, so-called ‘symbolism’ motivates many to act or ... not act. So much of what moves human behavior is what you would probably call ‘symbolism’.

Why bother to stand up and look at the flag during the national anthem? After all, thats just symbolism.
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