Who schemes? Who cooks up the intrigue?

October 21, 2013


Something to consider: Geophysicists, oceanographers, and climate scientists are often accused of forging international cabals that churn fables of human-induced climate change. Who knows? Maybe plots exist. A recent study by the International Forum on Globilization suggests that Charles and David Koch could profit as much as $100 billion from the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, lending them ample motive for feeding their charities, which then publish statements and position papers proposing scientific conspiracies.

A glance at the IFG web site reveals that the forum is hardly a neutral observer. The titles of its various reports include: “Faces Behind A Global Crisis: US Carbon Billionaires and the UN Climate Deadlock,” and “Outing the Oligarchy: Billionaires Who Benefit from Today’s Climate Crisis,” and, “By What Authority? Unmasking and Challenging the Legitimacy of Global Corporations in their Assault on Democracy through the World Trade Organization.” Clearly, the IFG doesn’t do lunch with the Heritage Foundation. But “neutral” does not necessarily add up to “accurate” – especially when mainstream silence leaves it to the Left to pose the obvious question: Who is the real conspirator? Could it be the accusators?

A couple of revealing charts:

Koch tar sands 2

Koch tar sands

And a reminder: Retired Brigadeer General Steven Anderson’s testimony on why the pipeline is a bad idea (note that Anderson is a Republican conservative):

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About Charles Redfern

Charles Redfern is a writer, activist, and clergyman living in Connecticut with his wife and family. He's currently writing two books, with more in his head.

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