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World-renowned CEO, inventor and entrepreneur Elon Musk has [derided / decided] to leave his position on the Trump business advisory council. This [comes / goes] after he recently defended his [role / roll] as advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump. His decision was [prompting / prompted] by Trump's announcement on Friday that the U.S. will pull out [off / of] the Paris Agreement – the climate [deal / dealt] established to deal with greenhouse gas emissions from 2020, [signed / singed] by 195 countries. Mr Musk tweeted: "Climate change is [really / real] . Leaving the Paris Agreement is not good for America or the world." Musk isn't the only [prominent / prominence] figure to walk away from the advisory council. Disney CEO Bob Iger will also step down for [similarity / similar] reasons.

President Trump has [long / longing] campaigned in support of the coal and fossil [fuel / fueled] industries. He [beliefs / believes] that leaving the Paris Agreement will [loosen / loses] business restrictions and promote growth. Advocates of Trump's decision believe leaving [the / an] agreement will help to revitalize the U.S. coal industry and bring back much-needed jobs and revenue [at / to] a previously lucrative industry. World leaders [condoned / condemned] the U.S. withdrawal. France's president said: "There is no plan [B / C] on climate, because there is no planet B." With or without U.S. support, the world is on an irreversible [trend / trendy] towards cleaner energy. Leaving the Paris Agreement may be a significant [puff / blow] to the USA's global influence and leadership in environmental issues.

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