This makes Koch the major company hampering moves towards climate protection legislation in the US. They're putting the Earth's climate in danger for pure profit.
Koch makes a point of keeping a low profile; there are no "Koch" branded consumer goods. It does business through subsidiaries in 60 countries around the world, including yours. (Maybe you've seen its retail brands like Brawny® paper towels, Dixie® cups or synthetic textiles like Lycra® and Cordura®). You need to let these companies know you're aware of what their parent company is up to.
If your country isn't listed, or to speak directly to the Koch headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, simply follow the instructions below and call 316-828-5500 (if you're calling from outside the US, dial +1 316-828-5500).
Not a phone person?
You can send an email to the following address: - General information email address, Koch Industries.
Here are some key talking points:
1. State your name and location.
2. Say that you know that climate change is real and happening now.
Let them know that you are disappointed to learn that the company, as a subsidiary of Koch Industries, is effectively funding a campaign that forces upon decision makers and the public the view that human induced climate change is not happening. This campaign has the aim of preventing effective action against climate change from being taken.
Funding climate sceptics and climate junk science is at odds with the company's public posture on corporate social responsibility.
Use one or all of the examples below of how Koch Industries has been running this campaign of climate change denial.
Koch Industries has funded:
- 20 organisations central to the global "echo chamber" of climate change denial which have repeatedly rebroadcast, referenced and appeared as media spokespeople in the story, dubbed "ClimateGate," of supposed wrongdoing by climate scientists gleaned from e-mails leaked from the University of East Anglia, in November 2009.
- directly, with ExxonMobil and the American Petroleum Institute, a 2007 article masquerading as a peer-reviewed paper that attempted to refute the science around the threat to polar bears from climate change.
- a Danish think tank that produced a dubious study about the Danish wind industry; a study that the Koch-funded echo chamber in the US used to challenge President Obama's support of wind energy. The Danish Environment Minister rejected the study earlier this month.
- groups that supported and promoted a widely debunked study in Spain that (incorrectly) concluded that the renewable energy industry had lost the country jobs. Among the groups was "Americans for Prosperity" - a front group founded and chaired by David Koch - that is currently campaigning against clean energy and climate policy in the US.
3. State that as a concerned citizen, you would like the company to show leadership in tackling climate change by publicly supporting proper science rather than privately undermining it.
4. Say good-bye and hang up.
5. Points to remember:
- Always be polite.
- Do not get into a long argument.
- Stick to the points listed above, but in your own words.
- Use your native language if you'd rather not speak in English
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