I’ve said many times on this blog that not having a girlfriend gives a man a lot of free time to watch the Discovery Channel. While I wile away the hours watching egomaniacal crab fishermen or loggers or what have you, during the commercial breaks I am bombarded with propaganda from one major corporation after another talking about how green they are, how they are “building a smarter planet.” It occurred to me after Climategate that we’ll see the whole Global Warming farce begin to crumble when the major corporations stop buying into it.
Today it seems there are cracks in the dam.
The presence of one of the world’s pre-eminent environmentalists at Apple’s shareholder meeting Thursday was the subject of much of the morning’s pointed discussion.
At the first opportunity for audience participation just several minutes into the proceeding, a longtime and well-known Apple shareholder–some would say gadfly–who introduced himself as Shelton Ehrlich, stood at the microphone and urged against Gore’s re-election to the board. Gore “has become a laughingstock. The glaciers have not melted,” Sheldon said, referring to Gore’s views on global warming. “If his advice he gives to Apple is as faulty as his views on the environment then he doesn’t need to be re-elected.”
Naturally a lot of folks came to Gore’s defense, and he’ll no doubt continue to serve on Apple’s board, but the days of complete credibility for the former VP are long past as are the days of shareholders in major multi-national corporations going along with every green iniative that comes their way.