Friday, June 2, 2017

Paris climate deal: Donald Trump to lose Elon Musk, Disney boss from advisory council

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk and Disney chief executive Bob Iger say they will leave President Donald Trump's advisory councils after he confirmed the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate accord.
Elon Musk was a member of Donald
Trump's infrastructure council and
manufacturing jobs council.
Mr Trump announced he would pull the US from the landmark global agreement to fight climate change, saying that the Paris agreement was "unfair" to the US and would cause jobs to move overseas.

While the move was welcomed by conservative groups and Republicans, several business leaders — including Mr Musk and Mr Iger, and the heads of companies including Google, Facebook Shell and Amazon — have spoken out against the decision.

"Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world," Mr Musk said in a Twitter post.

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