05 Aug '12, 9am

What a Gas: Koch Brothers May Get the Last Laugh After All

What a Gas: Koch Brothers May Get the Last Laugh After All

The green blogs were buzzing last week with news of a new bombshell report that affirms the role of human activity in global warming. Studies affirming climate science are nothing new to say the least, but this one was produced through the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature project (BEST), under the auspices of well known climate skeptic Richard A. Muller . The kicker is that BEST is partly funded by the Koch brothers , who have become notorious for their financial support of the “climate change denial machine.” Hence the bombshell, and with it a lesson in the perils of corporate funding for scientific research. Or is it? Take a closer look at some of the Koch brothers’ energy investments and pair that with another BEST funder, and it’s clear that the new study works in favor of the Koch interests, not against them. The Koch brothers and natural gas First off, it’s importa...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/08/best-climate-change-s...

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