World-renowned CEO, inventor and entrepreneur Elon Musk has decided to leave his position on Trump business advisory council. This comes after he recently defended his role as advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump. His decision was prompted by Trump's announcement on Friday that U.S. will pull out of Paris Agreement – climate deal established to deal with greenhouse gas emissions from 2020, signed by 195 countries. Mr Musk tweeted: "Climate change is real. Leaving  Paris [Agreement] is not good for America or world." Musk isn't only prominent figure to walk away from advisory council. Disney CEO Bob Iger will also step down for similar reasons.
President Trump has long campaigned in support of coal and fossil fuel industries. He believes that leaving Paris Agreement will loosen business restrictions and promote growth. Advocates of Trump's decision believe leaving agreement will help to revitalize the U.S. coal industry and bring back much-needed jobs and revenue to previously lucrative industry. World leaders condemned U.S. withdrawal. France's president said: "There is no plan B on climate, because there is no planet B." With or without U.S. support, the world is on an irreversible trend towards cleaner energy. Leaving Paris Agreement may be significant blow to USA's global influence and leadership in environmental issues.