Monday, September 16, 2013

Is Google Funding Climate Science Denial?

Back in July Think Progress wrote Is Google Funding Climate Science Denial? Jim Inhofe Fundraiser Planned For July 11

Google’s motto is ‘Don’t Be Evil,’ but it is supporting one of the worst deniers of climate science in the world: Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK). On July 11, Google is hosting a lunchtime $250-$2500 a plate fundraiser for Inhofe with the National Republican Senatorial Committee at its Washington, DC headquarters at 1101 New York Ave NW.

The Washington Post also recently revealed that Google was the biggest single donor to the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s annual dinner on Thursday, June 20, dropping $50,000 in support of this anti-science group. The dinner was headlined by radical global warming denier Sen. Rand Paul. CEI’s other donors include a who’s who of polluters: American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, Altria (Phillip Morris), Koch Companies, and Koch’s Americans For Prosperity. CEI is famed for its ad promoting carbon dioxide emissions: ‘They call it pollution. We call it life.’

I'm not sure what came of it but if true, I'm not happy about it.

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