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Infographic: Climate Science Vs. Fossil Fuel Fiction

by Connor Gibson

March 19, 2015

From the Union of Concerned Scientists, here is a clear visual showing the intentional disconnect betweenwhat climate scientists know and what oil lobbyists say.

Image created by the Union of Concerned Scientists

Image created by the Union of Concerned Scientists

The confusion campaign is ongoing.

The many [Koch-funded] organizations in the [Koch-funded]State Policy Network are amassing against clean energy laws in states like Kansas, Ohio and Colorado, blocking competition to fossil fuel companies and fitting into a broader plan: creating red tape for states preparing to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan.

Richard Berman, aka “Dr Evil,” is helping oil executives funnel millions of dollars to the State Policy Network groups, which coordinate state-by-state opposition to science-based climate and clean energy policies.

TheAmerican Legislative Exchange Council, itself the center of the State Policy Network, continues its involvement in all of these overlapping interference tactics. Despite it being 2015–over 25 years after NASA scientists told Congress that global warming was happening beyond a doubt–ALEC still teaches climate science denial to state legislators. While this may please ALEC members like Koch Industries, Peabody Energy and ExxonMobil, ALEC’s climate change denial haslead to an exodus of tech firmslike Google, whose executives aretired of hearing ALEC “literally lying” about climate change.

Connor Gibson

By Connor Gibson

Connor Gibson does research for Greenpeace's Investigations team. He focuses on polluting industries, their front groups and PR operatives, particularly focusing on the Koch Brothers.

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