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The Koch Brothers will protect their fossil fuel interests to the detriment of a sustainable future

The Koch Brothers Control of America 

Charles and David Koch are brothers and oil billionaires who have a long history of political interference and climate misinformation. Their multifarious support for fossil fuels has helped to slow America’s adoption of renewable energy. They have also undermined efforts to pass climate and energy legislation at both the state and national levels. They have even managed to influence the…

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Does the fate of the Keystone XL pipeline rest in the hands of a bought and sold government?

Campaign Finance and the Fate of Keystone XL

While a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline has been delayed yet again, the ultimate fate of the project is directly related to campaign finance. There is a war being waged through the medium of campaign finance that pits environmental concerns against the fossil fuel industry. The Keystone XL would transport more than 800,000 barrels of tar sands bitumen from…

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Powerful Forces Opposing Climate Change Mitigation

The unbridled pursuit of profit by powerful interests is actively delaying action on climate change. Climate denying corporate interests and their political counterparts, along with the press and cynical investments, are making progress on climate change mitigation very difficult. Republicans are the political minions of climate denial Republicans continue to oppose action on climate change. Rather than lead, Republicans in…

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The Koch Brothers control their minions in Congress preventing many American from their livelihoods.

The Koch Brothers and the Government Shutdown

Charles and David Koch are oil barons who have been accused of being behind efforts to shutdown government.  In a bid to keep America from transitioning away from fossil fuels the Koch brothers are leading a powerful cadre of conservatives in a coordinated strategy designed to subvert democracy. They have cultivated very close relationships with Republicans including GOP presidential candidates…

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The Latest Environmental News Headlines

Enviro News Wrap: Wind Power on the Rise; We Are All Climate Change Deniers; Pipelines and Tar Sands Oil (not Keystone)

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Wind power is growing in America, 20 percent of the energy mix in America could be wind power by 2030 Are we all, to some degree, climate change deniers? Its hard to internalize the future effects of climate change. I have at least…

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The Latest Environmental News Headlines

Enviro News Wrap: US Military Adopts Renewable Energy Target; Looking for Obama’s Bold Climate Action; Say Goodbye to Frogs, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The US Military has set a target of using 25 percent renewable energy by 2025. This is great for the renewable energy industry, many everyday products are brought to the American public by way of large scale military use. Obama has yet…

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Enviro News Wrap: State Dept. Downplays Climate Impacts of Keystone Pipeline; Kansas Rejects Koch Bros. Push for Renewable Energy Rollback, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week. This week Anders is on a much-deserved vacation. The editor of GlobalWarmingisReal is taking over Anders’ duties this week curating some of the headlines in climate, energy and sustainability for the past week.  State Department issues statement on climate impacts of Keystone…

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