Apple Pledges $200 Million, Promises To Be Carbon Neutral By 2030 Or Something

I wonder if this means that most of their products will no longer be primarily produced in China, including iPhones, iPads, computers, and earbuds. It’s not all in China, they have factories around the world. What’s the carbon footprint of all that plastic and such used and shipped on fossil fueled autos, ships, and planes? Who will ultimately pay for this?

Apple launches $200 million fund for climate change

Apple has created a $200 million fund to invest in forestry projects to help remove carbon from the atmosphere while also generating financial returns for its investors, the company said Thursday. The Restore Fund will invest in forest properties that are managed to increase carbon removal and produce timber. The goal is to remove 1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide annually from the atmosphere.

Apple said last year it wants to eliminate its contributions to climate change and become carbon neutral by 2030. The company says it will directly eliminate 75 percent of emissions from its supply chain and products by 2030, and the Restore Fund will help address the other 25 percent of its emissions. Apple’s partners in the Restore Fund include the nonprofit Conservation International and the Goldman Sachs group which will manage the fund.

“Through creating a fund that generates both a financial return as well as real, and measurable carbon impacts, we aim to drive broader change in the future — encouraging investment in carbon removal around the globe,” Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of environment, policy, and social initiatives, said in a statement. “Our hope is that others share our goals and contribute their resources to support and protect critical ecosystems.”

So, a company with a huge supply and distribution/sales chain wants to get all climaActivist? Who, exactly, is going to “drive broader change”? It’s cute verbiage, but, you can bet that if we come back to this in 2030 we’ll find that Apple hasn’t really done anything in their own operations, that product is still be made primarily in China and shipped all over the world, and that they really didn’t invest all that money. And, for what little they are doing they just raised the price of their products. This is a company that wants you to buy a new phone every year or two. If they really cared, they would make ones that lasted longer, rather than being made to die in a year or two. A lithium battery should last 10+ years without losing the ability to hold charge. It is planned obsolescence. It’s built in. And what happens to these devices? Landfills?

There’s some controversy around the strategy of using forests as a way of offsetting greenhouse emissions. The World Economic Forum launched an initiative last year to plant a trillion trees to cut emissions. But its effort cited a study that greatly overestimated the impact such an effort would have on the environment, researchers later found.

You know why? Because Donald Trump pushed this initiative, hence, Warmists were against it.

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3 Responses to “Apple Pledges $200 Million, Promises To Be Carbon Neutral By 2030 Or Something”

  1. Hairy says:

    😬always happy to try to answer your questions about carbon footprints and the cost of offdeting them

    The iPhone 11pro has a carbon footprint of 80 kg or about 200 pounds or 1/10 of a ton
    The current price for carbon offsets is about $8 so cost for apple yo do carbon offsets for its most expensive phone is less than $1$ per phone
    Skyrocket? Did someone say they saw a skyrocket ?/
    Your milage will vary
    Teach any plans to stop your sales of Chinese plastic ?

    • Jl says:

      “Always happy to answer your questions about carbon offsets…..”. Not really, John as you’ve been asked many times to show proof why they’re allegedly needed in the first place. So we’ll be waiting to see if you can live up to your own words…

  2. MrToad says:

    Who cares? Apple is just going to plant $200,000,000 worth of trees and say “see how green we are!” while some Fauci-type in DC gives them the “yep, your carbon neutral” seal of approval.

    Actually, they won’t even do that. They’ll pay someone else the $200 million, and all the subcontractors involved will take their cut and Apple’s feel good green project will turn out to be an acre of trees on valueless land that can’t be developed.

    And everyone from the Feds to the Apple board room to the tree planters will pat themselves on the back tell themselves how much they care.

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