Koch Industries secretly fund attacks on climate science

(2 pm. – promoted by ek hornbeck)

As anyone but a but Fox viewing Republican knows climate change is real and happening now and not 100 years from now.  While not widely reported by the American media in the last 4 years the Koch brothers and the associated groups they fund have been forced into the light of day by those willing to investigate the agenda these funds support.


The Donors Trust, along with its sister group Donors Capital Fund, based in Alexandria, Virginia, is funnelling millions of dollars into the effort to cast doubt on climate change without revealing the identities of its wealthy backers or that they have links to the fossil fuel industry.

Remember “Climategate”? Think Charles and David Koch

The Knowledge and Progress Fund, whose directors include Charles Koch and his wife Liz, gave $1.25m to Donors in 2007, a further $1.25m in 2008 and $2m in 2010. It does not appear to have given money to any other group and there is no mention of the fund on the websites of Koch Industries or the Charles Koch Foundation.

The Donors Trust is a “donor advised fund”, meaning that it has special status under the US tax system. People who give money receive generous tax relief and can retain greater anonymity than if they had used their own charitable foundations because, technically, they do not control how Donors spends the cash.

Anonymous private funding of global warming sceptics, who have criticised climate scientists for their lack of transparency, is becoming increasingly common. The Kochs, for instance, have overtaken the corporate funding of climate denialism by oil companies such as ExxonMobil. One such organisation, Americans for Prosperity, which was established by David Koch, claimed that the “Climategate” emails illegally hacked from the University of East Anglia in 2009 proved that global warming was the “biggest hoax the world has ever seen”.

Global warming is the biggest hoax of all that’s why its taking place in our lifetime and not in 10,000 years as these fools would have you believe.


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  1. Lasthorseman

    when it could be used for people elevation.


    Before I was gunpoint retired an experiment I participated in produced a T5 lamp which did not go out up to a temperature of 390 degrees Centigrade.  By comparison factory produced lamps go out at 150 C.  The concepts outlined could have, might have affected the total production of all “energy saving” Chinese produced twisty lamps making a decent product far better.   But one simply can not alter existing rates of production as that affects profit margins.

  2. David G. Mills

    But not all left wingers believe the global warming of the 20th century was caused by man.  I used to think that Al Gore’s movie was the greatest documentary ever.  Now I think he was wrong.  I now think the global warming of the 20th century was caused by the sun — we had the most magnetic sun in the 20th century we may have had for the last 8000 years — and climatologists have wrongfully assumed that the sun’s magnetism has no effect on the earth’s climate.

    Many prominent scientists who have nothing to do with the Kochs (because they are not Americans) are beginning to think the sun caused the recent warming.  Here was my essay on the magnetic sun in August of 2011.  Check it out — at least to know there is a very different point of view clearly based on science.


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