Climate Dark Money

December 24, 2013 by  

Climate Dark Money, The largest, most-consistent money fueling the climate denial movement are a number of well-funded conservative foundations built with so-called “dark money,” or concealed donations, according to an analysis released Friday afternoon.

The study, by Drexel University environmental sociologist Robert Brulle, is the first academic effort to probe the organizational underpinnings and funding behind the climate denial movement.

It found that the amount of money flowing through third-party, pass-through foundations like Donors Trust and Donors Capital, whose funding cannot be traced, has risen dramatically over the past five years.

In all, 140 foundations funneled $558 million to almost 100 climate denial organizations from 2003 to 2010.

Meanwhile the traceable cash flow from more traditional sources, such as Koch Industries and ExxonMobil, has disappeared.

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One Response to “Climate Dark Money”

  1. Deej on December 24th, 2013 11:54 pm

    Anyone who claims that climate change does not exist in nature is just as ignorant as those who claim that manmade climate change is scientific fact…

    The problem conservatives and everyone else with any objectionable sense have with the current climate change movement is the obvious political, left-wing environmental motivations behind it, as well as the fact that there is absolutely no evidence to prove that mankind is having any effect whatsoever on GLOBAL climate change.

    Is it very possible we are seeing a climate change event occur, possibly significant? sure, but that does not suggest that humans had anything to do with it.
    Until there is solid evidence to prove otherwise the left-wing enviro climate change movement is going to continue to lose ground with or without this supposed “dark money”.