Wanted: Climate Denial Kingpins and Their Accomplices

You might recall that a couple weeks ago our squad of climate crime
scene investigators was on the hunt for a secretive
billionaire named David Koch

Well it turns out Koch has
accomplices. Lots of them.

David Koch's chief
partner in crime is his brother and fellow secretive billionaire
Charles. But these two are not acting alone. They are the dons of a
massive climate crime family. From 2005 to 2008, the Kochs handed out almost $25 million to groups actively
opposing clean energy legislation, carbon emissions regulations, and
other environmental policies - groups like the Cato
, the Heritage
, and Americans for Prosperity, among many, many others.

give you a frame of reference for that $25 million number: ExxonMobil
only gave about $8.9 million to similar groups during that same period
of time. You could say that the Koch Family has really muscled in on
Exxon's climate denial racket.

So we've launched a new report
entitled "Koch Industries: Secretly Funding the Climate
Denial Machine"
to make the Kochs and their cronies as notorious as
Al Capone.

Here's how you can help:

  • Link
    the word "Koch" to our report, which can be found at www.greenpeace.org/kochindustries.
    Put up
    as many links as you can, everywhere and anywhere you can put up links.
    Help us make sure that when someone Googles "Koch," the top search
    result will be our report about how they're spreading anti-climate
    propaganda and misinformation via a vast web of think tanks, astroturf
    organizations, and other groups.
  • Just as
    importantly, post links on Twitter, Facebook, and other social networks!
    There are buttons on www.greenpeace.org/kochindustries to make this easy
    for you. When posting to Twitter, use the hashtag #Koch. And make sure
    to use the keyword "Koch" when posting on Facebook or any other OSN.
    Google can't index content on these sites, but they have become
    significant search venues in and of themselves, so we want to make sure
    folks searching for "Koch" on these platforms find our report too.

for the really fun part!
Go to the Koch Industries Facebook page and become a fan.
True to their secretive nature, Koch Industries won't let you post
anything on their Facebook page, but you can comment on their posts. So
leave a comment saying "I am not a Fan of Koch Industries' funding of
right wing think tanks and climate denying front groups" and a link to
our report (www.greenpeace.org/kochindustries).

Koch Industries has been erasing some of our comments on
Facebook so far today, so let's post so many they can't erase them all! I
suggest you scroll down to the seventh post they have, which is all
about Koch's "commitment to environmental excellence," whatever the heck
that means. (Koch Industries has a terrible environmental record, by the

After leaving a comment, you can unfan Koch Industries if
you want, so that no one thinks you actually like the polluting,
climate-denying fat cats who control the company.

Whatever you do
- post to your website or blog, on your Facebook or Twitter, or just
retweet a link to this blog post - you can rest assured that you've
helped make the world a little bit safer by exposing these climate
denial kingpins and their accomplices in climate crimes.

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