Apple Might Be Halting Climate Change Progress According to This New Report

Apple has been trying to push itself as one of the few ethically responsible tech organizations in the world, but how true are these assertions? Does Apple actually work for the benefit of all people or is it just another money hungry corporation whose only priority is meeting the bottom line? A big part of Apple’s PR push is its promotion of itself as an environmentally conscious company, but in spite of the fact that this is the case a recent report reveals something contrary.

The Tech Transparency Project just put out a report that showed how Apple is trying to fight greenhouse gas emissions along with a few other companies. With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that Apple has been a part of several lobbying groups and trade organizations that seek to actively stifle any progress on climate change. These groups include the Business Roundtable, which along with numerous other groups opposed electric car production plans in congress and also fought against taxation hikes for corporations.

Apple has also long worked with the Texas Association of business which is notorious for fighting against environmental regulations that will restrict ozone and methane production. Apple has more specifically done the climate revival movement a lot of harm by opposing right to repair laws. The tech giant has voided people’s warranties for trying to repair their phones on their own, and it has long charged exorbitant rates for repairs that they do themselves which they have created artificial demand for by implementing policies that take away a person’s right to repair their own belongings.
This just goes to show that profit making corporations will always have an incentive to allow climate change to happen. The decisions that these corporations make are not based on long term factors such as climate change, but rather short to medium term factors such as quarterly earnings reports and stock prices. Hence, they will do whatever it takes to get good results in those metrics regardless of how they might impact the climate.

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