Tim Cook of Apple recently gave a speech at Tulane University, explaining to the attentive graduates that now is a more crucial time than ever to work collectively towards solutions that can protect us from the effects of Climate Change. He admits that his generation failed us, by staying too focused on corporate affairs, self-interest and remaining in competition with one another.
He openly addresses the preexisting issues in the Americas, acknowledging that most often those who already live in poverty are most heavily affected. New Orleans, for instance, has had to endure even greater poverty as a consequence of the country’s habits. Of course, this is an imbalanced structure that will eventually lead us all to unchartered disasters if something doesn’t change soon. Cook suggests that it’s time to restructure our systems in uncertain times, stressing that we must “be motivated by the duty to build a better world”.