Elon Musk Quits Presidential Councils After US Leaves Paris Climate Accord

Kathleen Villaluz

After Trump has officially denounced America's role in the Paris Agreement, Elon Musk, an important figure in the global arena, has departed the president's advisory council.

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As an advocate of clean energy and environmental sustainability, Musk doesn't agree with Trump's claim that climate change is a made-up issue by China in order to trample America's manufacturing industries. The technological innovator used to hold positions in the economic advisory board and the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative in Washington.

Trump is an extreme skeptic of the science behind climate and thinks that the Paris Agreement will be detrimental for the industrial condition of the country. A fresh tweet by Musk confirms some political experts' prediction that China will take the leading role in battling climate change, getting an international upper hand against the US. Despite pulling out from the international framework convention, Trump promised to make the US one of the cleanest countries in the world. But with one of biggest and most influential climate activists out of his advisory council, where will this bring America in terms of global efforts to reduce GHG emissions?