Tim Cook Introduces 'An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power' At Silicon Valley Film Debut

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple board member and former Vice President Al Gore debuted "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power," the sequel to his hit documentary "An Inconvenient Truth," tonight in Silicon Valley. Apple CEO Tim Cook and Senior Vice President of Environmental Policy Lisa Jackson were also in attendance, with Cook delivering an introduction for the film that was recorded by venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson (via 9to5Mac).

    In his opening remarks, Cook said while there are signs "all around us of the climate crisis" there's also plenty of reason to be optimistic about the future. Cook points out that renewable energies have been developed and deployed around the world in the past couple of years, and that "almost every country" in the world has agreed to combat climate change and reward renewable energy use.

    After the screening, Gore went on to praise Apple, commending them for using 100 percent renewable energy in some countries and pushing hard to do the same on a global scale. He calls Apple the most environmentally friendly company in the world, and praises the Cupertino company for showing other companies that it's possible to be profitable and invests in renewable energy at the same time.

    In January, Greenpeace declared Apple the "Greenest Tech Company" for the third straight year. "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power" opens in theaters July 28, 2017.

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  2. itguy06 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 8, 2006
    The true title is A Convenient Farce: How Al Gore Makes Billions off the backs of junk science.
  3. satchmo macrumors 68020

    Aug 6, 2008
    Renewable energy, great.

    Now how about cut back recycling programs by making machines serviceable and upgradable. Use less glue and more screws.

    Planet before profits, Tim.
  4. JesperA macrumors 6502a

    Feb 10, 2012
    So much politics from Tim recently, does Tim Cook think that the US government will outsource all its operations to Apple?
  5. fitshaced macrumors 68000


    Jul 2, 2011
    White House turns orange, Apple is green as ever, democrats turn purple. US has gone very camp these days.
  6. macsforme macrumors regular

    Mar 16, 2007
    This. For all Apple talks about the virtues of renewable energy and such, it ignores the virtues of creating products whose lifetimes can be extended through re-use/re-purposing/repair (which would reduce e-waste), probably because this would inconveniently interfere with its bottom line.
  7. Mcmeowmers macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2015
    Let's not forget the govnt subsidies that make this possible. The devil is in the details.
    --- Post Merged, Mar 2, 2017 ---
    Planned obsolescence. How could they be so profitable if the iPhone isn't "upgraded" every year.
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  8. newyorksole macrumors 68040

    Apr 2, 2008
    New York.
    *Sigh* Apple (as righteous as they sound) is just another company at the end of the day. Why are people surprised that Tim is advocating renewable energy etc, yet is heavily focused on profit? There are many things Apple could do to be more environmentally friendly, buttttt they're in business to make money.

    Everyone is out for themselves whether it be people or companies. Just live your life. Nothing is perfect and nothing will ever be. Critique and criticize all you'd like... Until you're blue in the face, but some things just won't change.
  9. 2010mini macrumors 601

    Jun 19, 2013
    The real inconvenient truth is that we are most likely too late to stop global climate change.
  10. B.K. macrumors regular

    Sep 5, 2014
    Maybe, maybe not. Shall we flip a coin?
  11. macs4nw, Mar 2, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2017

    macs4nw macrumors 601


    And apparently, like environmentalist David Suzuki, doesn't practice what he preaches in energy conservation.
  12. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
    You think global climate change is man-made only?
    Has there never been global climate change before?

    Of course, man should minimise pollution and waste, but let's not panic about it.
  13. sammich macrumors 601


    Sep 26, 2006
    First requirement:
    a) be the most profitable company in the world, or
    b) have the largest cash pile of any company.
  14. lolkthxbai macrumors 65816


    May 7, 2011
    You gotta invest money to make money and you ain't gotta be rich
  15. You are the One macrumors 6502a

    You are the One

    Dec 25, 2014
    In the present
    Man made global warming is a scam. Al Gore is a scammer. Globalism is a scam. Stop supporting the 1% elite that created everything "global" they are the actual threat to humanity.

    Just make some computers and leave the politics to the scum.
  16. CmdrLaForge, Mar 2, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2017

    CmdrLaForge macrumors 601


    Feb 26, 2003
    around the world
    Global warming is caused by mankind. Anyone who understands a bit of science can learn about it. Some comments here sound either like they are coming from monkeys paid by the oil industry or come from complete ignorance.

  17. fitshaced macrumors 68000


    Jul 2, 2011
    A very religious reply to a very real and provable problem.
  18. mw360 macrumors 65832


    Aug 15, 2010
    Jesus, threads like this one make me realise why Apple is dumbing down their products.
  19. RichTF macrumors regular


    Nov 11, 2007
    London, UK
    Apple stuff can be re-used just fine. I've never had to throw away ANY of my old Apple stuff. There are old iPhones of mine on their third/fourth user, an old MacBook and iMac (both from the last decade) being used second-hand, and even a very old iPad (first gen!) that still gets used by a very-non-techie friend.

    Regular software updates and solid support make Apple hardware very environmentally friendly.
  20. ChrisMoBro macrumors 6502


    Oct 31, 2016
    Here we go, all the "geniuses" who think global warming is a lie. Of course you know more than some of the smartest scientists on the planet with your basic education.
  21. MH01 Suspended


    Feb 11, 2008
    Tim political trolling again. While making his products less and less repairable each year resulting in greater waste. Every single pre Tim mac I own has been repaired or upgraded, this Tim is how you contribute to being green. Not by glueing you products and creating waste. Anything....anything goes wrong in the new MacBooks, it's a complete logic board replacement .

    Still to see apple contribute any $$$$ to all these causes TC is so passionate about, words are cheap
  22. gijoeinla, Mar 3, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2017

    gijoeinla macrumors 6502a

    Sep 19, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Um no. Chump is just going to outsource everything to CORPORATE AMERICA.

    Bahahahaha and some of you *think* that's gonna turn out just great for us consumers.

    You'll see.

    Btw - how's customer service working for you all now? That's meant for those you convinced -- convinced that think less government and more privatization means a freer more accountable society.

    Right. Pun intended.

    Personally I'd take a semi corrupted government system versus a totally corrupted privatized system that has full autonomy over us any day.
  23. Soni Sanjay macrumors 6502

    Soni Sanjay

    Dec 25, 2013
    Don't like Apple? Don't buy Apple.
    Random comments on MacRumors won't change anything. Speak with your wallet, or shut up.

    You guys aren't hypocrites, are you?
  24. MH01 Suspended


    Feb 11, 2008
    You don't understand hypocrisy mate.

    If you complain about your sports team, does that make you a hypocrite? No. Nor do you act childish and stop supporting them. If your team was cruising and you coach spent time talking about social issues vrs tactics/strategies......I think you might have some opinions about that. Does not mean u stop supporting the team...

    Question to you , when is the last time Tim said something meaningful about mac products?? That vague crap about "pro" that is our issue

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