This was recently reposted over on CleanTechnica, from the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE), but I thought it made for a great Planetsave repost as well. It was written by SACE Executive Director Dr. Stephen Smith. The lead-in video is from the insightful and super talented Peter Sinclair. Check it out: “Welcome to the rest of
Last week was the World Premiere of Brave New Films’ Koch Brothers Exposed documentary in New York City. Apparently, the screening was held just a few miles from one of the Kochs’ many homes. The film is now available as a DVD, and you can also host a screening in your area (or someplace else, if you wish).
Occupy activists fed up with the Koch Brother’s insane control over government are gathering this weekend in Wichita, Kansas for a series of events concerning energy, environmental, and climate policies. The series of events is being termed “Occupy Koch Town” since Koch Industries is based in Wichita and since the Koch brothers are infamous as
Updated February 19, 2012: New stories from here (Planetsave) and around: Open Letter to Heartland Institute from Climate Scientists Heartland Institute’s Complete Hypocrisy (Look at How It Responded to “Climategate”) Heartland Institute faces fresh scrutiny over tax status DenialGate – Infographic Illustrating the Heartland Denial Funding Machine EXPOSED: The 19 Public Corporations Funding The
This is some concerning stuff here. Apparently, buying politicians isn’t the only tactic the Koch brothers use to increase the wealth of the few at the expense of the vast majority—they’re also buying education. (Note that the video includes university professors, researchers, and even the president of the American Association of University Professors. And,
We’ve spent hours upon hours researching the Solyndra story and debunking every single one of the lies mentioned in this video (it’s packed full of a LOT) — click the link above to read some of those. But the really ironic thing about this video is that it was funded by the Koch Brothers, oil
Last week, The Other 98%, Greenpeace, Tar Sands Action, and others continued their efforts to fight the Koch Brothers’ war on democracy with direct action and fun. They crashed the Koch’s “hoity toity” gala for the 1% in DC, “and projected a Guerrilla Drive-In directly onto the side of the building.” Reportedly, 1,200 activists
Corporate Accountability International is hosting its annual Corporate Hall of Shame “awards.” Good list of candidates to choose from. Make your way over to the Corporate Hall of Shame Voting Booth to vote. Here’s a preview of the corporations in the running this year:
Good (or crazy) environmental politics stories from the past week or so.
David and Charles Koch might not be household names, but as major funders of climate denial organizations, they’re directly disrupting clean energy innovation and the future of our climate with your dollars. Let us explain….
Koch Industries, owned by Charles and David Koch, is not only the second-largest private company in America, it is the most politically active. As ThinkProgress has carefully documented over the last three years, Koch groups have spent tens of millions to influence government policy and buy politicians. From financing the Tea Parties, to funding junk
One of my new favorite websites, the other 98%, just released an “infographic” (I don’t know if I would actually call it that) on the differences between George Soros and the Koch brothers. It is great so I thought I’d share:
Some of the top climate change and environmental stories of the last day or so: Climate Science Graph of the Day: Greenland Ice Sheet Mass Changes Good info and graphs on the page above, but thought I’d share the 3 videos from the post here for you to check out just in case you don’t feel
Here are some top global warming and environmental stories from the last day or so: Global Warming Politics Anti-Koch Rally (or Rallies) A great video on the Koch Brother Billionaire Bash protests and Uncloak Koch Rally from the other 98%: More on Schmitt We covered a couple pieces going into depth on astronaut Harrison Schmitt’s
From the last day or so, other than what we’ve covered, here are some top global warming and environmental politics stories: Monsanto and the USDA, Sittin’ in a Tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G OK, maybe not the best way to start this, but it is almost Valentine’s Day & that did get your attention. The USDA recently approved
The Koch brothers were not very well known a few years ago, despite being two of the richest people in America (tied for 5th now). They liked it like that. They could pour money into politics and climate science disinformation campaigns without any notice. But that recently changed. More and more of the media (and,
Since we had plenty of news last Friday and I was heading out of town, I decided to leave our weekly roundup of global weirding and environmental news (that we didn’t already cover) to Monday. Here’s the global weirding portion. Climate: Student Reporters Take on Climate Change and Security Coincidences abound—just after posting an item
In the second part of a 3-part series on David Koch based on an interview with him, Lee Fang of ThinkProgress discusses Koch’s opinions on climate change and his “shrug” regarding his own carbon pollution. Here’s more: This week, ThinkProgress conducted an impromptu interview with David Koch — one of the richest men in America, co-owner
Other than what we’ve already covered, of course, here’s our weekly global weirding news link drop. A little more than normal given our extensive coverage of the mass bird and fish deaths that are occurring right now (and, thus, our inability to get to other important news). Coal prices soar as warmest sea surface temperatures
The idiom “tilting at windmills” (or turbines) derives from the novel Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes. It means to attack imaginary enemies, or fight unwinnable or futile battles. Big Oil and Coal (and others) are in a futile battle against clean energy. Clean energy will inevitably emerge victorious. Unfortunately, when oil billionaire brothers, Charles and David Koch of Koch Industries (apologies for putting their names on the horse and ass’s asses) fight unwinnable battles you can be certain the pointless battles will last a lot longer than they should. Putting approximately 100 million dollars of their money into right-wing coffers to keep fellow polluters happy and federal regulations lax, Koch Industries is more than eager to fight a battle that compromises our future and greatly compromises the future of our children. The same children to which they are now eagerly marketing.
“In the fiery battle over Prop 23—Big Oil’s pet project to suspend California’s landmark clean energy and climate legislation—a David and Goliath battle is brewing.” This is the opening sentence of a great article by Jess Leber of Change.org on an awesome debate challenge in California. Apparently, a student from Cal State L.A., Joel Francis,
The “largest corporation you’ve never heard of” — the first or second largest corporation in the US — is the leading source of funds for anti-climate science efforts. [social_buttons] It’s much more fun to write on the good stuff environmentally friendly people and businesses are doing, but occasionally we have to take a look at