Google`s Sundar Pichai tweeted: “Disappointed with today`s decision. Google will continue to work hard for a cleaner, more prosperous future for all. Facebook`s Mark Zuckerberg said: “Withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement is bad for the environment, bad for the economy and endangers the future of our children. Although the agreement was signed in December 2015, the agreement did not enter into force until 4 November 2016, 30 days after it was ratified by at least 55 countries representing 55% of global emissions. Whoever wins the US presidential election, the US officially withdraws from the Paris climate agreement on 4 November. This measure is a blow to international efforts to stop global warming. But Trump couldn`t leave the deal immediately – he won`t be able to do so until after the November election, in a peculiarity of timing. “What Obama did at the end of his second term was fundamentally undemocratic to sign a Paris agreement without going to the Senate and Congress and to do it by executive order,” said Yvo De Boer, former UN climate chief. “We have worked very hard to ensure that any country in the world can join this new agreement. And so we lost one thing that we actually failed. The White House has said that Trump will end the implementation of the carbon reduction targets set by former President Barack Obama and that the withdrawal will be done in accordance with the withdrawal process that has lasted for years, as defined in the agreement.  On September 16, 2017, a European official said that the Trump administration had weakened its position on withdrawing from the agreement.
The White House told reporters it had not changed its position on the deal.   This delay is due to the complex rules that have been incorporated into the Paris Agreement to deal with the possibility that a future president of the United States may decide to withdraw the country from the agreement. . . .