Monday, April 05, 2010


Want to see how Climate Deniers are connected? Want to see where a bunch of money is coming from? Want to learn more about the folks who could care less whether or not we pretty much wreck the world and make sure what future generations make it through get to have pretty much no fun as it were? Check out the information provided below by Greenpeace.  There is a nice interactive graphic that I can't copy but you can check out at HERE.

 The following is from Greenpeace.

Koch Industries: Secretly Funding the Climate Denial Machine
Greenpeace report cover: Koch Industries
Download the report as a
Billionaire oilman David Koch likes to joke that Koch Industries is “the biggest company you've never heard of.” But the nearly $50 million that David Koch and his brother Charles have quietly funneled to climate-denial front groups that are working to delay policies and regulations aimed at stopping global warming is no joking matter.

Charles G. Koch and David H. Koch have a vested interest in delaying climate action: they’ve made billions from their ownership and control of Koch Industries, an oil corporation that is the second largest privately-held company in America (which also happens to have an especially poor environmental record). It’s time more people were aware of Charles and David Koch and just what they’re up to.

Greenpeace has released the report “Koch Industries: Secretly Funding the Climate Denial Machine” to expose the connections between these climate denial front groups and the secretive billionaires who are funding their efforts. The Koch brothers, their family members, and their employees direct a web of financing that supports conservative special interest groups and think-tanks, with a strong focus on fighting environmental regulation, opposing clean energy legislation, and easing limits on industrial pollution. This money is typically funneled through one of three "charitable" foundations the Kochs have set up: the Claude R. Lambe Foundation; the Charles G. Koch Foundation; and the David H. Koch Foundation.

Download the report

You can use the interactive web tool above to explore Koch's Web of Dirty Money and Influence, or download the whole “Koch Industries: Secretly Funding the Climate Denial Machine” report as a PDF:

Executive Summary - Koch Industries: Secretly Funding the Climate Denial Machine (PDF)
Koch Industries: Secretly Funding the Climate Denial Machine (PDF)

Case Studies: How Does Koch Industries Influence the Climate Debate?

The report also features several case studies on how the Kochs’ anti-climate propaganda is disseminated and echoed throughout its vast network of front groups. You can read those online as well:

How can you help?

By spreading the word to your networks on sites like Facebook and Twitter, you can make more people aware of who the Kochs are and unmask the “experts” who take money from them to write reports and appear on TV questioning the wisdom of taking action to save the climate.

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