Gore: Trump’s climate exit is ‘reckless and indefensible’ – DiCaprio: ‘Today, our planet suffered’


By: - Climate DepotJune 1, 2017 6:38 PM

Former Vice President Al Gore called the decision “reckless and indefensible.” In a statement, Gore said, “It undermines America’s standing in the world and threatens to damage humanity’s ability to solve the climate crisis in time. But make no mistake: if President Trump won’t lead, the American people will.”

The Weather Channel updated its homepage to address the potential effects of the announcement.

Leonardo DiCaprio, who previously addressed world leaders to join the Paris Agreement, voiced his disappointment on Twitter and urged others to take action.

Elon Musk, founder of Tesla and SpaceX, announced his departure from Trump’s advisory councils upon the announcement.

Am departing presidential councils. Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world.

Actor Kal Penn, who worked in the White House Office of Public Engagement under the Obama administration, prompted activism.

Obama’s former chief speechwriter Jon Favreau pointed out potential reasoning for Trump’s decision.

Director Ava DuVernay summed up her thoughts in just one word: “Shameful.”

Bette Midler took aim at the press for the decision she called “destructive.”

There has never in US history been such a destructive megalomaniac in the WH. Thank you to US press and other numbskulls who put him there.

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson took a jab at Trump’s entire administration.

If I and my advisors had never learned what Science is or how & why it works, then I’d consider pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord too.

Filmmaker and activist Michael Moore penned a simple message of what Trump’s decision says to the world.

Jeff Immelt, CEO of General Electric, gave a nod to industry’s impact on the future