Why Apple’s Tim Cook called the White House yesterday

Will everything Apple has done to combat climate change be in vain?

Today, Donald Trump is expected to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Yesterday, Tim Cook called the White House to make a final appeal.

From Business Insider:

Cook, who is on a mission to make Apple one of the greenest tech companies in the world, placed the phone call to the White House on Tuesday, according to a Bloomberg source that is reportedly familiar with the matter. It’s unclear who Cook spoke to within the White House.

Leaving the planet a better place than he found it is one of Tim Cook’s core passions. At an Apple shareholder meeting in 2014 Cook told a climate-change denier that if he didn’t like Apple’s approach to the environment, he should get out of the stock.

ALSO: Tesla’s Elon Musk has threatened to quit Trump’s advisory council if the U.S. withdraws.


  1. Fred Stein said:
    Tim and Elon are on the right side of economics, technology, and science. Their message may not get through, but I’m glad they are trying.
    And more pragmatically, Tim and Elon know they have an international audience or partners and customers.

    June 1, 2017
    • David Emery said:
      If the United States Government pulls out of the Paris accord, that says -nothing- about the efforts of private companies or other governmental entities. It’s a strength of the US system that the Federal Government isn’t the be-all and end-all single governmental entity. And that’s true regardless of which party has the White House.

      June 1, 2017

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