Tim Cook tells off climate change deniers

During Apple's annual shareholder's meeting today, CEO Tim Cook angrily rebuffed a representative from the National Center for Public Policy Research or NCPPR -- a conservative think tank -- that asked the company to disclose the costs of its sustainability programs, such as solar energy facilities, and to embrace a corporate policy that focused on profits above all else.

"When we work on making our devices accessible by the blind," he said, "I don't consider the bloody ROI." He said that the same thing about environmental issues, worker safety, and other areas where Apple is a leader.

Love this. Tim Cook does not suffer fools, and glad to see sanity prevail in the vote.

Today, it has become acceptable to 'debate' facts. There are debates about creationism vs evolution, and whether climate change is real. It's like debating whether the Earth is round, or if the sun rises in the east.

There is overwhelming evidence supporting climate change. It's real, it's happening and it's causing us problems. Even if these clowns think humans cannot alter the climate, surely they can still agree that burning all that fuel and releasing the smoke into the atmosphere can't be a good thing.

Unless the person is willing to put forward a sound and well-constructed argument supported by ample empirical evidence against climate change, they do not deserve a seat at the table. And anyone who puts their own personal short-term profits above the long-term sustainability of our planet and species needs to be removed from any position of influence or power.