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Several tech executives – including Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Microsoft president and legal director Brad Smith, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt – condemned the decision. [177] [178] Microsoft`s Satya Nadella stated that Microsoft believes that «climate change is an urgent issue that requires global action.» Google`s Sundar Pichai tweeted: «Disappointed with today`s decision. Google will continue to work hard for a cleaner and more prosperous future for all. Facebook`s Mark Zuckerberg said: «The exit from the Paris climate agreement is bad for the environment, bad for the economy and threatening the future of our children. Article 28 of the agreement allows the parties to terminate the contract following a communication to the custodian, but the broadcast communication may not take place until three years after the agreement for the country comes into force. The payment is made one year after the transfer. Alternatively, the agreement provides that the withdrawal of the UNFCCC, under which the Paris Agreement was adopted, also withdraws the state from the Paris Agreement. The terms of the UNFCCC`s exit are the same as those of the Paris Agreement. The same nations that are asking us to maintain the agreement are the countries that have cost the United States billions of dollars through hard trade practices and, in many cases, lax contributions to our critical military alliance. You see what`s going on.

It`s pretty obvious to those who want to keep an open mind. In April 2017, a group of 20 MPs from the Right-wing Alternative for Germany, the UK Independence Party and other parties sent a letter to Trump asking him to withdraw from the Paris agreement. [27] On May 25, 2017, 22 Republican senators, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, sent a two-page letter to Trump asking him to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement. [29] This letter was written by Senator John Barrasso, Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and Senator Jim Inhofe, known for his many years of climate change denial. [30] Most of the signatories to the letter were elected by states that depended on the burning of fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas); [29] The group of 22 senators had received more than $10 million in election contributions from fossil fuel companies over the past three election cycles. [30] Earlier this week, a group of 40 Democratic senators sent a letter to Trump asking him to keep America in the Paris agreement, writing that «a withdrawal from America would damage credibility and influence on the world stage.» [29] No responsible leader can bring workers – and people – of their country into this debilitating and enormous disadvantage.