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Monday, September 22, 2014

Google Doing Evil

Apparently, Google has admitted it has been funding climate deniers, the lowest form of humanity, constituting pure evil, something Google pledged never to do. Well, admission is the first step toward recovery. But, are they defunding climate deniers now, or simply admitting they are evil?
Google's controversial decision to fund the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) was a "mistake," company chairman Eric Schmidt admitted on Monday, saying the group is spreading lies about global warming and "making the world a much worse place."
In an interview on NPR's Diane Rehm show, Schmidt said the free-market lobbying group's anti-climate and anti-clean energy positions are harmful to future generations, and a bad investment idea for the company. "Everyone understands climate change is occurring and the people who oppose it are really hurting our children and our grandchildren and making the world a much worse place," Schmidt said. "And so we should not be aligned with such people — they're just, they're just literally lying."
Schmidt did not say that Google had officially cut ties with the group, but did say that the "consensus within the company was that [the investment] was some sort of mistake and so we're trying to not do that in the future."
The fact that Google is affiliated with the group has been confusing to many, considering its large investments in clean energy. The company has invested more than $1 billion into wind and solar projects that in total generate more than 2 gigawatts of power, and has set a goal to eventually power its data centers with 100 percent renewable energy. With purchased offsets, Google claims its carbon footprint is zero.
Cutting ties with ALEC will not get Google off the hook for funding climate deniers, though. According to Forecast the Facts, the company has contributed $699,000 to candidates for political office who deny the science of human-caused climate change.
So, is Google simply saying that they've done evil and now they plan to continue to do evil?