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Apple makes progress on its 2030 carbon neutral goal


Apple makes progress on its 2030 carbon neutral goal
One of Scandinavia’s largest solar arrays powers Apple’s Viborg data center.
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As part of its goal to become completely carbon neural, Apple says that 175 of its suppliers will transition to using renewable energy, more than double the number that had previously committed to using 100% clean power.

It’s part of the Mac-maker’s plan to be carbon neutral across its supply chain and products by 2030.

Apple TV+ series Extrapolations will put human face on climate change


An Inconvenient Truth
The producer of An Inconvenient Truth is making a climate change series for Apple TV+.
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Apple has secured the rights to a new scripted anthology series about climate change called Extrapolations.

According to trade publication Variety, the series will reveal the “intimate, unanticipated stories of how the upcoming changes to our planet will affect love, faith, work and family on a personal and human scale.”

The series is created by Scott Z. Burns, a screenwriter, producer and director who wrote The Bourne Ultimatum and Contagion. He also produced the Academy Award-winning climate change documentary An Inconvenient Truth.

Cook and Trump schedule breakfast date in Davos


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Cook has been one of the few Silicon Valley CEOs who still meet with Trump.
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President Donald Trump and Apple CEO Tim Cook are taking their awkward bromance to Davos.

Cook is reportedly slated to attend breakfast with Trump this Wednesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Trump, who used his opening speech at the international gathering to slam climate change activists, also will be briefed by IBM CEO Ginni Rometty during the breakfast meeting.

Tim Cook warns government can’t save us from climate change


Tim Cook and Co. bring the hardware heat at The Brooklyn Academy of Music during the
Businesses need to step up to help fight climate change, per Tim Cook.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook made an appearance at the TIME 100 Summit in New York City today where he spoke about leadership and innovation.

Cook sat down with Time managing editor Nancy Gibbs who asked about everything from education to privacy policy. Of course, politics came up as well. While Cook refrained from talking about his conversations with Donald Trump, he did warn the crowd that some issues like global warming are too big for us to rely on the government to fix.

Apple sees advantages for iPhone as climate change worsens


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Natural disasters will make iPhone even more vital, Apple says.
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iPhone sales might be struggling right now, but they could see a surprising boost from … climate change?

Apple believes that the negative impacts of climate change, particularly the increase in natural disasters, will make its smartphone even more vital. It points out a number of reasons where the iPhone can help “in the arena of personal safety.”

Apple invests to save Colombian mangrove forest


Apple invests in mangrove forests like this one. They could be key to fighting climate change.
Mangrove forests like this one could be key to fighting climate change.
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Apple is on a mission to help save the world’s disappearing mangrove forests.

Mangrove forests suck up a huge amount of carbon dioxide from the air. Half of all mangrove forests on Earth have been lost since 1940, but Apple is making a big investment to help save one particular forest in Colombia in an effort to curb climate change.

Apple lands TV series on one team’s effort to stop climate change


Apple series
New York Times writer Nathaniel Rich
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Apple is adding a highly anticipated climate change drama series to a burgeoning roster of original television content that may one day rival Netflix.

Apple reportedly fought off aggressive competition to produce a TV series based on Nathaniel Rich’s New York Times Sunday Magazine story entitled “Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change.”

Apple joins coalition to support environmental efforts, despite Trump


The staff at the Apple Buchanan Street store give Tim Cook a warm welcome.
Apple is continuing to cheer on environmental efforts.
Photo: Tim Cook/Twitter

Apple has joined a coalition of hundreds of U.S. companies and regulators, called “We Are Still In,” declaring that it will continue to support environmental causes despite President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord.

The initiative is being led by former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg. Other non-Apple major tech companies which are taking part include Amazon, Google, Lyft and Spotify, and more. Check out their letter below.

Al Gore to talk climate change at SF Apple store


Al Gore at the 2009 National Clean Energy Summit.
Al Gore at the 2009 National Clean Energy Summit.
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Al Gore will speak about climate change this week during an appearance at Apple’s flagship store in San Francisco.

The ex-veep — now a filmmaker, writer and environmental activist — will be joined by Apple VP of Environment Lisa Jackson, who served as head of the Environmental Protection Agency during the first four years of the Obama administration. Anyone can attend the event, during which the pair will talk about Apple’s ongoing commitment to the environment.