The well-funded machinery that sowed doubt about climate is now sowing seeds of doubt over the economic and public health response to COVID-19.
Groups favored by the Koch donor network and the Mercers have pumped more than $10 million into the Heartland Institute, but mainstream donor-advised fund sponsors are financing it too.
Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg portrays himself as an environmentalist, but numerous candidates he has financed have voted to advance oil, gas, and coal interests.
Fossil fuels companies and executives have contributed $18.8 million so far, with Koch Industries leading the pack.
A study by Avaaz shows that the company is recommending climate disinformation to users, and much of it comes from groups funded by Charles Koch and his allies.
Yesterday, the billionaire-funded Club for Growth Action released an ad criticizing Sanders’s health care and climate change policies.
Koch Industries spent $11 million in 2019 lobbying Congress to block climate action, renewable energy subsidies, automobile fuel efficiency standards, and donor disclosure.
I am a climate scientist on holiday in the Blue Mountains, watching climate change in action
The preferred piggy bank for Koch network megadonors bankrolled key players in the Right’s growing state infrastructure, legal advocacy, and media operations, in addition to funding climate denial, union busting, and gerrymandering.
Scientist’s concerns over “abrupt climate system change” lead him to reluctant support for controversial Solar Radiation Management strategies and show urgent need for climate restoration.