Whole Foods CEO John Mackey: Global Warming Is Not That Big of a Deal (Video)

John Mackey, the co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market, says that global warming is not that big of a deal and has helped humanity flourish.

What a stud.
Yahoo reported, via Breitbart:

John Mackey, the co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market, seems like a man of contradictions. His company’s motto is “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet” — yet he says there’s an upside to global warming, and he’s reportedly wary of labor unions. He’s a vegan with a self-described Libertarian bent. He’s grown his business to an $11 billion Fortune 300 company, but his salary is $1 per year. To 70,000 team members, he’s the boss. Still, as he told Off the Cuff, “I sometimes put my foot in my mouth.” …

… “I haven’t been outspoken about global warming. I’ve been smeared quite a bit in the media about it – all of a sudden, I’m a climate change denier. I mean, climate change is obviously occurring. So — it’s gotten a little bit warmer. I guess my position on it is that I don’t think that’s that big a deal. Actually, humanity’s flourished usually when temperatures gradually warmed. And humans gradually adapt to it,” he told Off the Cuff.

As for regulation to reduce global warming, he said, “We can probably eliminate poverty on the planet earth in the next 50 years if we will just continue to follow the tenets of free enterprise capitalism to the greatest extent possible. So I just don’t want to see that change.”

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  • http://Americanthinker paul

    Obviously Mr. Mackey needs to get his mind right. Might be a good idea to hire a body- double John.

  • katy

    Whooooooa! I mean whoooooooa! He best get 24 hr. protection. The guys got guts!! More PLEASE!!!!!

  • Joe College

    I’m in his shop 2 or 3 times a week. I trust his product implicitly. I’ve never been disappointed by anything I’ve bought there. Very high level of integrity in his product.

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  • ar05075

    Very high level of his frankness. WOW

  • Remco Kimber

    Obviously he’s lost his credentials of being a certified lefty.

    Given the last 6 days here in the Northeast, I sure wish we had a little more of that climate change.

  • Patty

    Sounds like a good plan for a very influential man. I love stories like his because not only is it real change, it makes me hopeful, too.

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  • Joe Blow

    They will be calling for a boycott again.

  • JDR-Taq

    Remember, though, folks. (cynicism alert)

    1. Sustainable™ = good.
    2. Organic™ = good.
    3. Fair Trade™ = good.
    4. (multi)Cultural™= good.

    Remember that when Organic™, Fair Trade™, Sustainable™, Multi-Cultural™ beheadings, stonings, and hangings happen near you! Besides, Gaia™ is Overpopulated™, anyway.

    Oh God. The cynicism. It BURNS!!!

  • JDR-Taq

    I hope that my epitaph reads: he died drunk and witty.

  • JDR-Taq

    Oh! I forgot!

    5. Gluten-free = good.

  • JDR-Taq

    Looking forward to my next viewing of an Organic™, Fair Trade™, Sustainable™, Multicultural™ and, not surprisingly, Gluten-free™ beheading.

    I AM A LEVEL 100 CYNIC!!! LOOK UPON ME AND TREMBLE!!

  • FU#K OBAMA

    My new favorite grocery store

  • Perfected democrat

    That kind of common sense usually gets a not quite so accomplished person in trouble with the liberal-left; they’ll give him a pass because he’s a veg….

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  • Oliver

    ot: BREAKING NEWS:

    Today, NBC, ABC and CBS reported the guns used by Adam Lanza were all handguns.

    In the press conference given on Dec 14 by the Newtown coroner he says ALL VICTIMS WERE KILLED BY THE LONG ARM RIFLE … the unfired Bushmaster 233 that was LOCKED IN ADAM’S TRUNK!

    Videos of both here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HK8Z5K5M2Dw&feature=youtube_gdata_player
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zE0OT5od9DA

    DO YOU STILL THINK THERE’S NOTHING ‘HINKY’ ABOUT THE SANDY HOOK SHOOTING?
    No doubt this was a complete hoax, set up to push the anti-gun legislation.

    IMPEACH NOW.

  • Lim Lynn

    Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet
    Possible all the hippies Socialist Democrat Commie going to be mad again. Next moment, Al Gore and his band of merry men will be forcing Scientists to convince John Mackey about his company carbon footprints.

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