Published On: Fri, Jun 2nd, 2017

Tim Cook says he attempted to convince Trump not to leave a Paris agreement “but it wasn’t enough”

Donald Trump took to a White House Rose Gardens this afternoon to announce his skeleton to repel a U.S. from a Paris meridian agreement, and reactions from a leaders of some of a world’s biggest companies have been pouring in since.

Within hours, Tesla CEO Elon Musk followed adult on his guarantee to skip a president’s advisory group if we withdrew. Shortly thereafter, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced he’d do a same.

Apple CEO Tim Cook responded by penning a minute to his employees. In a letter, Cook outlines Apple’s efforts to change to renewable appetite and cut behind on a mining of singular earth materials, pledging that “today’s growth will have no impact on Apple’s efforts to strengthen a environment”.

He also records that he spoke with President Trump dual days before to a proclamation and “tried to convince him” not to withdraw, though “it wasn’t enough.”

Here’s a full content of a minute as performed by TechCrunch:


I know many of we share my beating with a White House’s preference to repel a United States from a Paris meridian agreement. we spoke with President Trump on Tuesday and attempted to convince him to keep a U.S. in a agreement. But it wasn’t enough.

Climate change is genuine and we all share a shortcoming to quarrel it. we wish to encourage we that today’s developments will have no impact on Apple’s efforts to strengthen a environment. We appetite scarcely all of a operations with renewable energy, that we trust is an instance of something that’s good for a universe and creates good business clarity as well.

We will keep operative toward a desirous goals of a closed-loop supply chain, and to eventually stop mining new materials altogether. Of course, we’re going to keep operative with a suppliers to assistance them do some-more to appetite their businesses with purify energy. And we will keep severe ourselves to do even more. Knowing a good work that we and large others around a universe are doing, there are copiousness of reasons to be confident about a planet’s future.

Our goal has always been to leave a universe improved than we found it. We will never waver, since we know that destiny generations count on us.

Your work is as critical currently as it has ever been. Thank we for your joining to creation a disproportion each singular day.


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