Tesla’s Elon Musk and Disney’s Robert Iger have resigned from White House advisory councils after President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he is withdrawing the United States from the Paris climate accord.
Am departing presidential councils. Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 1, 2017
As a matter of principle, I’ve resigned from the President’s Council over the #ParisAgreement withdrawal.
— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) June 1, 2017
World leaders have also reacted with anger and defiance after Trump’s announcement that the United States, the world’s second biggest carbon emitter, was quitting the 2015 Paris climate agreement.