Koch 's Anti Green Strategies And Global Warming

1547 WordsDec 9, 20157 Pages
Recently, an overwhelming consensus of observation and experiment has emerged in the scientific community concerning global warming. These discoveries have confirmed that pollution, as a consequence of humans, has resulted in the negative effects of climate change, specifically global warming. Despite this general agreement among the scientific society, two infamously wealthy brothers, known as the Koch Brothers, pursue to deny these claims by passionately funding anti global warming efforts throughout the years. One of their more considerable accomplishments is their successful proclamation that global warming does not exist and is simply just a theory. Are the anti-green efforts of the Koch brothers significantly influential enough…show more content…
The findings were shocking as well as frightening to many as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reported that “even if we were able to stabilise emissions of each of the greenhouse gases at present day levels from now on, the temperature is predicted to rise by about 2°C per decade for the first few decades. The global warming will also lead to increased global average precipitation and evaporation of a few percent by 2030. Areas of sea-ice and snow are expected to diminish.” The report concluded that “he changes predicted to occur by about the middle of the next century due to increases in greenhouse gas concentrations from the Business-as-Usual emissions will make global mean temperatures higher than they have been in the last 150,000 years (IPCC report). Another study was published that same year by the department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. The research found that “the rise and concentration of CO2 is strongly correlated with the increase in global consumption of fossil fuels” (F. A. Bazzaz, pg 616). Unfortunately for the Koch brothers, these reports directly attacked the leading core material industries of which the brothers have been heavily invested in for years. Such popularly owned industries consisted of chemical manufacturing, fertilizers and the distribution of
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