This week Trump announced that the US would be pulling out of the Paris Agreement… and some of the most influential people immediately responded. Here’s what they had to say:
After staying on as Trump’s council despite their differences in opinion, Elon Musk has now stepped down. It seems that Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement was the last straw.
Am departing presidential councils. Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 1, 2017
Mayor of Pittsburgh – Bill Peduto
After Trump stated that he was elected to serve the people of Pittsburgh, not the people of Paris in his Paris pullout announcement, the mayor of Pittsburgh released a statement to clarify his stance: The city of Pittsburgh will follow the guidelines of the Paris Agreement.
As the Mayor of Pittsburgh, I can assure you that we will follow the guidelines of the Paris Agreement for our people, our economy & future. https://t.co/3znXGTcd8C
— bill peduto (@billpeduto) June 1, 2017
Good ol’ Arnold released a video directly addressing Trump to uphold his responsibility to protect the American people, part of which includes the health impact from pollution.
French President – Emmanuel Macron
Climate change is global… everyone is impacted and everyone needs to do their part.