Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, has sent out a memo to employees addressing U.S. President Donald Trumps decision to withdraw America from the Paris Climate Accords.
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I've never liked the whole "save the earth" narrative. It's always felt misguided. The earth will more than likely be fine. It's life on earth that may have a hard time surviving if the planet continues to warm, regardless of the reasons. Some plants and insects might thrive better in the new climate and certainly in our absence, but we won't.
"Save the humans" is more apt narrative.
That's not political. Some people have chosen to politicize it but, for others, it transcends place and party. It's about us. All of us. Together.
Good on Apple for doing their part. Who knows what will help. But doing nothing surrenders a hope and power that we, as a people, never do well surrendering.
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Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.