Tell Google to Stop Funding Science Deniers!
July 11, 2013
One of the world's most powerful technology companies is giving tens of thousands of dollars to politicians and special interest groups actively engaged in misleading the public about the reality of climate change — and the Center for Inquiry wants you to tell them to stop!
Today (July 11) Google will host at its Washington, D.C. offices a fundraising lunch for Sen. James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma). Inhofe is no ordinary politician to be lobbied—he's the most ardent climate change denier in Congress. Spreading the notion that global warming is a "hoax" and a "conspiracy" is Inhofe's marquee issue. He's even said that more CO2 in the atmosphere would be "beneficial to our environment and the economy."
And in June, Google was the largest single donor to a fundraising dinner for the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), giving $50,000, according to the Washington Post. CEI is an organization that denies the threat of global warming on behalf of energy interests, and who infamously ran television ads dismissing the fact that carbon dioxide (CO2) is a pollutant. ("They call it pollution, we call it life," says the narrator.)
The Center for Inquiry is shocked and deeply disappointed by Google's association with these so-called "climate skeptics," and is urging is the company’s leaders to examine their consciences and cease any further support or donations for those promoting harmful nonsense.
Will you join us?