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Today, people cared about Apple’s meh announcements more than Obama’s climate plan (in 4 pictures)

Humanity may be plunging into a post-apocalyptic climate change disaster hellscape as rising temperatures spark disastrous … Ooh! Did someone say new Apple fonts?

Apple’s WWDC dominance over today’s media cycle, in the face of one of the most sweeping environmental policy moves this decade, underscores that politics really is local.

Here, we bring you some data points on how Apple crushed Obama’s sweeping environmental policy announcement.

Google searches for Apple’s conference, WWDC, overtook “climate change” for two full days prior to the event:

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Ever the traffic hound, CNN gave the biggest front page real estate to Apple’s announcement (below the big political scandal of the day):

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The Wall Street Journal gave both equal placement, but Apple got the eye-catching image:

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On Twitter, “iOS” was six times more popular than “Obama” between 1 p.m. and 12 p.m. Pacific (picture below is over the last month):

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There may not be the political will to combat climate change, but Amazon does sell a lifejacket for your iPhone.


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14 comments
Viktor Venson
Viktor Venson

Solution = Obama to present climate plan at the next WWDC

Briscoe Pelkey
Briscoe Pelkey

Maybe your assessment of what people should care about is "meh"

Joel Reyna
Joel Reyna

The difference between the announcement of a major company and an announcement of a local pet stop in a town of 100 people is that you were there and you contribute to the propaganda.

Scott Lightner
Scott Lightner

Who needs a planet when we have electronic hallucinations?

Jim Wolfson
Jim Wolfson

That's because everybody already knows Odumbass is full of crap.

Lee Perry
Lee Perry

It could be because whatever obama's plan is, it'll get stalled, modified, or shot down to the degree of not mattering. Apple doesn't have to go through a hostile bureaucracy to make something happen. Our interest, or google search counts, or discussion on twitter, won't change anything, and we're all too aware of that impotence now. So, screw it, show me a pretty thing I can buy!

Tash Leroy
Tash Leroy

Who cares about the Earth?! Look at what my iPhone can do!

Seth Louey
Seth Louey

Whose idea was it to schedule the climate plan during WWDC? Dumbasses.

Jim Wolfson
Jim Wolfson

And at least one of them was 100% lies.