Tim Cook Introduces 'An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power' At Silicon Valley Film Debut

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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36 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.
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36 months ago
The true title is A Convenient Farce: How Al Gore Makes Billions off the backs of junk science.
Rating: 32 Votes
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36 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/
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36 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.
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36 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.
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36 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.
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36 months ago
Tim political trolling again. While making his products less and less repairable each year resulting in greater waste. Every single pre Tim mac I own has been repaired or upgraded, this Tim is how you contribute to being green. Not by glueing you products and creating waste. Anything....anything goes wrong in the new MacBooks, it's a complete logic board replacement .

Still to see apple contribute any $$$$ to all these causes TC is so passionate about, words are cheap
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36 months ago
All this talk of climate change, which the fossil records show happens on a cyclical basis and planetary science demonstrates happens to lifeless planets, too...yet nobody, not Al Gore, not all the billionaire philanthropists, not Tim ever talks about doing something about the giant, and I mean GIANT masses of plastic garbage floating out in our oceans, killing our sea life. Nobody wants to claim that mess. Or if there are people working on it, their efforts aren't getting the same press that global warming is.

There's no way of manipulating economies in tackling it, so year by year it grows.

Everyone goes on and on about the oil companies but nobody wants to own the absolute mess we individuals make with our laziness, throwing non biodegradable plastic trash out onto the streets or not cleaning up after a wind storm blows our recycling out onto the street. In my prior neighborhood, I once had to clean up all of my neighbors plastic waste after a wind storm because they were just too busy and important to do it even if our expensive cul de sac looked like a dump.

And meanwhile idiots throw plastic trash out of their cars or along their jog paths. I know because I go out with my dog and gloves and I pick all of that crap up before it can end up in our storm drains. I've seen these health nuts on their jogs finish up their water and just dump the bottle on the side of the path. They care enough about their health to jog and probably look down their noses at me for merely plodding along slowly, but they don't care about the health of their environment.

Black, white, rich, poor, doesn't matter what demographic you choose, there are litter bugs in every one.

I see plastic bottles everywhere, even in front of the lawns of houses that cost almost a million dollars. People walk by it. Homeowners seem blind to it even though it's littering their property. It's like everyone feels they're too good or it's too much bother to bend over and pick up some trash. Yet these are likely to be the same people who make a big noise about climate change. I just don't get it.

Don't get me wrong, I am all for curbing emissions and pollution of ANY kind. But I do think some aspects of pollution are more heavily politicized while others are practically ignored.
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36 months ago
So much politics from Tim recently, does Tim Cook think that the US government will outsource all its operations to Apple?
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36 months ago
The real inconvenient truth is that we are most likely too late to stop global climate change.
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