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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Top Rated Comments

satchmo Avatar
59 months ago
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.
Score: 40 Votes (Like | Disagree)
itguy06 Avatar
59 months ago
The true title is A Convenient Farce: How Al Gore Makes Billions off the backs of junk science.
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CmdrLaForge Avatar
59 months ago
Global warming is caused by mankind. Anyone who understands a bit of science can learn about it. Some comments here sound either like they are coming from monkeys paid by the oil industry or come from complete ignorance.

https://skepticalscience.com/
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ChrisMoBro Avatar
59 months ago
The true title is A Convenient Farce: How Al Gore Makes Billions off the backs of junk science.
Here we go, all the "geniuses" who think global warming is a lie. Of course you know more than some of the smartest scientists on the planet with your basic education.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macsforme Avatar
59 months ago
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.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MacsRgr8 Avatar
59 months ago
The real inconvenient truth is that we are most likely too late to stop global climate change.
You think global climate change is man-made only?
Has there never been global climate change before?

Of course, man should minimise pollution and waste, but let's not panic about it.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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