The Kochs have spent over $88 million in *traceable* funding to groups attacking climate change science, policy and regulation. Of that total, $21 million went to groups that recently bought a full page New York Times advertisement defending ExxonMobil from government investigations into its systematic misrepresentation of climate science.
Museums are cutting ties with business leaders whose profit motives are at odds with independent science, and divesting from their fossil fuel holdings. This week, petrochemical billionaire David Koch left the American Museum of Natural History after serving as a trustee for 23 years.
Charles and David Koch, owners of Koch Industries, have sent tens of millions of dollars to groups that deny climate change science, undermine policy solutions to the problem, and attack subsidies for clean energy competition while preserving handouts to fossil fuel companies.
From 1997 to 2014, the Kochs funneled over $88 million to 80 organizations that advance the Kochs' attacks on climate change science while presenting themselves as experts. Some top recipients of Koch money include: