Apple Chief Says Fires, Storms Show Impact Of Climate Change
San Francisco, Sept 22 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 22nd Sep, 2020 ) :Apple chief Tim Cook said Monday he views the recent increase in fires, hurricanes and floods as strong proof that climate change is real.
Cook reasoned that wildfires raging on the US West Coast, hurricanes slamming the South, and flooding in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions make a compelling case for climate change.
"All of these together, I do believe will convince the people that are not currently convinced about climate change," Cook said.
"It's horrendous," Cook said.
"It's a reminder of how serious climate change is and what's at stake." Cook declined to answer whether he had any luck convincing US President Donald Trump that climate change is real during any of their conversations, saying those exchanges were private.
"I don't want to talk about it in detail, but if you sort of back up from it, my whole philosophy is engagement," Cook said.
"I think it's even more important to engage when you disagree on something." Trump suggested global warming will reverse itself and dismissed climate change as a cause of ferocious fires engulfing swathes of the West Coast during a briefing with local officials in California last week.
The president, who flew into Sacramento in central California during a reelection campaign swing, pushed back against state leaders who said that climate change underlies the ever-stronger blazes.
But at the briefing, California governor Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, countered that the fires are driven mostly by global warming.
"It will start getting cooler. You just watch," Trump insisted to Wade Crowfoot, the head of the California Natural Resources Agency.
The official responded: "I wish science agreed with you." "I don't think science knows, actually," Trump said.
Democratic challenger Joe Biden has branded Trump a "climate arsonist" whose policies contribute to natural disasters.
- Microscope merited - The Apple chief also said he hoped his testimony in July to a House of Representatives panel investigating market dominance put to rest worries that the iPhone maker wields monopoly power of any sort.
"My hope is that as people heard our story and as they continue to hear our story, that it will become as apparent to them as it is to us that we have no monopoly."Cook diplomatically responded when asked his thoughts on the response to Covid-19, saying the virus "took the world by surprise" and recounting Apple efforts to help with masks and more.