Tech industry giants, including Microsoft and Google, pushed back at President Donald Trump's decision Thursday to withdraw the nation from the Paris climate accord.
Microsoft President Brad Smith said his company would remain committed to "sustainability" despite the U.S. withdrawal.
"We remain steadfastly committed to the sustainability, carbon, and energy goals that we have set as a company and to the Paris Agreement's ultimate success," Smith wrote in a blog post on LinkedIn.
"Our experience shows us that these investments and innovations are good for our planet, our company, our customers, and the economy."
Microsoft was among tech companies that took out full-page ads in newspapers including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, arguing in favor of the agreement.
Amazon, part of the tech coalition, also tweeted out its support for the climate deal.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai also weighed in, saying he was "disappointed" in the U.S. withdrawal from the accord.
The president's move also prompted Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk to make good on his threat to resign from the White House advisory councils on which he participated.
While other tech companies — such as IBM and Intel — represented on those councils expressed concern, the move did not immediately lead to any other resignations, The Hill reported.
Uber – whose CEO Travis Kalanick previously held a position on Trump's Strategic and Policy Forum before stepping down in February – also voiced its disapproval with the Trump decision.
"Today’s announcement from President Trump that the United States will not honor the agreement is a huge disappointment," Andrew Salzberg, head of transportation policy and research at Uber, wrote on Medium.
"Addressing rising temperatures is vital to ensuring the continued health and prosperity of populations across the globe."
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