Saturday, July 6, 2013

Anti climate change pledge?

http://www.forwardprogressives.com/koch-brothers-recruit-hundreds-of-republicans-on-plan-to-accelerate-climate-change/

In what comes as absolutely no shock to me, it’s been revealed recently that since 2008, the Koch brothers have been pushing Republicans nationwide to sign an “anti-climate pledge.”  Which essentially means that whoever signs it promises to not back any piece of legislation that would combat climate change.
This isn’t shocking because many Republican members of Congress have already signed an anti-tax pledge to private citizen Grover Norquist.

Yep, politicians will follow the money and the Koch brothers have lots of that. Conservatives also seem to have blinders to anything they perceive as threatening their short-term profit--even if it means ruining the economy or the world in the long term. The question is how do we get them to see climate change as detrimental to their profits when they are so vested in the status quo?