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Apple quits U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Discussion in 'Energy, Environment, and Policy' started by vfx, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. vfx

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    Apple quits U.S. Chamber of Commerce over global warming views
     
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    I love the irony of this quote in the story:

    Um, does he think, in his Scopes monkey trial analogy, that climate change is the equivalent of creationism, completely unsupported by science? The Scopes monkey trial was all about the triumph of scientific consensus (in that case, evolution) over blind adherence to dogma (in that case, creationism). Does the Chamber VP not know where the science (as opposed to blind dogma) is leading us on climate change? :confused:

    On another note, is it better for companies to quit the Chamber, or try to stay in the organization to try to change it's approach on climate change? Nike's move was particularly odd -- they quit their Board position, where they presumably at least had some ability to influence this stuff, but didn't quit the Chamber altogether. How does that help the cause?
     
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    I thought the monkey trial comment was lame, At least be clever and make a half thought out Apple - Adam and Eve comparison.

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    Who does the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Really Represent?

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    This may be a concerted effort to go after every large company in the US Chamber. I just got this e-mail about CVS, which isn't exactly a company on the front lines (either way) of the climate change issue:

     
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    I liked the Chamber of Commerce drop from representing 3 million businesses to 300,000 in one day!
     
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    #9 vfx, Oct 19, 2009
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    US Chamber Gets Punked

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