Fruit themed gadget maker Apple has apparently walked out of the US Chamber of Commerce because of its medieval global warming policy.
According to Reuters, Apple is miffed at the Chamber of Commerce over its environmental policy.
This apparently involves paying scientists to oppose the notion of man-made global warming, which Apple seems to think is real.
Apple said, "We would prefer that the chamber take a more progressive stance on this critical issue and play a constructive role in addressing the climate crisis."
Catherine Novelli, a vice president of government affairs at Apple resigned its membership in the business group "effective immediately".
Apple joined three big power utilities, Exelon Corp, PG&E Corp and PNM Resources Inc, which said they were leaving the chamber over the group's stance on climate change.
There is a feeling that while the chamber's members are okay with tackling global warming, the group is still trapped in its 1960's view that the environment is less important than profits.
The chamber said in a statement that it favors "mainstream, common sense views" on climate change but opposed a climate bill that the House of Representatives narrowly passed in June.
Apple has been peddling itself as a green computer outfit as part of marketing itself as cool, hip and elite, even if Greenpeace feels it is not doing enough.
We guess that by making a statement such as this, Apple might hope to get back on Greenpeace's Christmas card list.