The Smithsonian is damaging its reputation with a polluter-funded science denier on the payroll and a misleading Koch-funded exhibit downplaying the risks posed by human-caused climate change. Time for the world’s “largest museum and research complex” to cut ties with the anti-science crowd.
“If this were a wind mill project or a solar project, Republicans would have been hair-on-fire crazy supporting the property rights of farmers and ranchers ... But because it’s an oil pipeline, it’s fine.”
In many cases he referred to scientific papers or congressional testimony as "deliverables" in correspondence with his funders, which include ExxonMobil, Southern Company, the American Petroleum Institute, DonorsTrust, and the Charles G. Koch Foundation.
The "Après nous le déluge" Koch brothers are placing an $889 million bet they can stop the rational, moral path of climate action in its tracks in 2016 -- so they can extract a few more tens of billions of dollars while dooming billions of people to unnecessary suffering. What are you going to do?
Other reporters were not invited, but Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski were in attendance at the Palm Springs event and raved about their "awesome" weekend -- and about the billionaire oil magnates.