Apple was dealt another blow today as scientists at NASA revealed that the heat generated by the MacBook line has now surpassed petroleum emissions as a contributing cause of global warming.
With the introduction of the Macbook non-Pro, sales of the MacBook line as a whole have reached a sufficient level that the collective heat generated by all units has surpassed that of other sources.
While Apple recently tried to deflect concern over the issue – blaming it on plastic strips left over the fan vents – the machines are still undeniably hot.
“The average MacBook puts out 9 billion BTU per minute of usage,” said Dr. Leonard Staley of NASA’s Planetary Science division. “I know that sounds like an awful lot, but we actually checked the numbers a couple of times.
“And all that heat gets trapped in the atmosphere, causing temperatures to rise and ice caps to melt.
“Also, they can cause your lap to get all sweaty which leads to chafing.”
Some members of the Mac community rushed to point out a possible connundrum this creates for Apple board member and An Inconvenient Truth star Al Gore.
Sources said Gore, a noted PowerBook user, has as yet refrained from upgrading to the MacBook. Although he has driven back and forth to the Apple Store 15 times to look at them.
“In a hybrid,” the former Vice President noted, wagging his finger.
The tireless prognosticator of the doom global warming represents has yet to explain away his recreational ownership of a flame thrower, however.
“It helps me relax,” Gore said, shrugging.
“I have a hard time relaxing, in case you haven’t noticed.”
Apple is reportedly working on the MacBook heat problem by creating heat sinks the size of 15-lb frozen turkey.
Actually, some sources indicate that it is a 15-lb frozen turkey.