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

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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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macsforme

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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.
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.
 

Mcmeowmers

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More green than tesla and solar city?
Let's not forget the govnt subsidies that make this possible. The devil is in the details.
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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.
Planned obsolescence. How could they be so profitable if the iPhone isn't "upgraded" every year.
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The true title is A Convenient Farce: How Al Gore Makes Billions off the backs of junk science.

Billions.
 

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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.
*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.
 

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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.
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.
 
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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
 

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So much politics from Tim recently, does Tim Cook think that the US government will outsource all its operations to Apple?
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.
 
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MH01

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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?
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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