Thursday, April 07, 2011

Faking It

ABC's Hungrybeast has a different theme each week. When this week's theme was "Faking It" i wasn't expecting anything about climate change. But then came this piece about America's infamous Koch Brothers.

Essentially, they are oil magnates with $21.5 billion each. When you're that wealthy, it's easy to spend $196,000,000 faking a case against action on climate change.

"Studies" they sponsor find that smog is good, acid rain doesn't exist, and polar bears are unaffected by melting icecaps. These results (if they weren't fake) would be very good news for oil magnates. (What a coincidence ;)

As Hungrybeast put it... "Money can't buy you love, but it can buy you a convenient truth when you need one".

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh, wow! That's awful. It's things like this that make you so angry!