Tim Cook signs joint statement supporting Paris Climate Agreement

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In a tweet today, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced he would be signing onto a joint statement with other major CEOs that support the US rentering the Paris Climate agreement after President Trump left the agreement in 2017.

In the joint statement posted online, it says,

We the undersigned are a group of CEOs who employ more than 2 million people in the United States and union leaders who represent 12.5 million workers. Together, we know that driving progress on addressing climate change is what’s best for the economic health, jobs, and competitiveness of our companies and our country. 

The joint statement then goes on to state their concern with the US removing itself from the agreement, saying they still support it.

In 2017, many of us came together to rally behind the US’ participation in the Paris Agreement. We came together to say we are still in. Two years ago, the impacts of climbing global temperatures were clear. Today, with record temperatures across the country, fiercer hurricanes pummeling coasts, more destructive wildfires, droughts and flooding disrupting the economy, we have no time to waste. 

In a clear targeted message to President Trump’s admiration, the statement called upon the US to renter the agreement as soon as possible,

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. 

Tim Cook was not the only one who signed on, the original statement can be read here with the list of the other CEOs.

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