Apple, Inc., today became the latest corporation to leave the embattled US Chamber of Commerce.
Citing the Chamber’s failure to “play a constructive role in addressing the climate crisis,” Apple VP. Catherine A. Novelli, sent the letter of resignation — “effective immediately” — to the Chamber’s president, Thomas Donohue.
Apple joins Nike and three of the nation’s largest utilities in the exodus.
Although the Chamber’s website doesn’t address Apple’s announcement, the group recently downplayed the importance of membership loss of the issue of climate change.
The organization is showing signs that it’s feeling the pinch, however. It recently changed its official position on global warming — from “there’s no evidence of any problem” to “we just disagree on the best solutions to address the problem.”
The tactic did not, apparently, satisfy Apple.