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

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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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iPhone XS Max vs. iPhone XS size: Sometimes bigger really is better.
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

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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

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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

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Apple is continuing to cheer on environmental efforts.
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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

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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.

Apple pledges support for massive climate change pledge

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Apple's shelling out billions to go green.
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Apple executives are joining top brass from 12 other major U.S. corporations at the White House today to announce a $140 billion pledge in new investments to decrease their carbon footprints.

The 13 companies which also includes Microsoft and Google, are joining the Obama Administration’s push to lead the effort against climate change ahead of the the United Nations climate-change summit in Paris later this year by launching the American Business Act on Climate Pledge.

Apple to build $850 million solar farm to power spaceship campus

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Apple is doubling down on its commitment to solar energy. Photo: Apple

Apple is building a massive new solar farm in California to power the company’s upcoming spaceship campus and other facilities, Apple CEO Tim Cook said Tuesday.

The solar farm will occupy 1,300 acres in Monterey, California. Cook said the move is a testament to Apple’s commitment to environmental responsibility.