Apple's Tim Cook and other tech CEOs push for Paris Agreement renewal
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Although Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has been reported to have a somewhat friendly relationship with President Donald Trump, the tech leader made his stance known Monday regarding the Paris Agreement.
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“Humanity has never faced a greater or more urgent threat than climate change — and it’s one we must face together,” Cook wrote in a tweet. “Apple will continue our work to leave the planet better than we found it and to make the tools that encourage others to do the same.”
Cook isn’t alone in his call for the U.S. to renew its commitment to fighting climate change. In a Dec. 2 open letter posted on the United For The Paris Agreement website, a total of 75 digital signatures were displayed in support.
Several other tech and media CEOs were included in the signed statement, such as Tesla’s Elon Musk, Google’s Sundar Pichai, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella and The Walt Disney Company’s Bob Iger. The CEOs included in the letter represent companies that employ more than 2 million Americans in the U.S.
Additionally, Stuart Appelbaum, the executive council and chair of the International Committee of the AFL-CIO, signed his name. The U.S. national union federation represents more than 12.5 million working Americans.
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