Big Green Inc.: Inside the $4 billion U.S. foundations funding Green activists 

Posted: September 18, 2018 by oldbrew in Big Green, climate, greenblob, Politics
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It seems some people in the US with money to burn are queuing up to try and buy the weather they think they want, with fossil fuels their primary target. The concept of natural variation of the climate has either totally escaped them, or they must think it belongs in the past only.

Major foundations handed nearly $4 billion to global warming activists, anti-fossil fuel campaigners and other environmentalists over the past eight years, according to a database debuted Monday, writes Michael Bastasch.

The website Big Green, Inc. tracked $3.7 billion in commitments from major grant-making foundations to environmental causes from 2008 to 2016.

It’s a project of the free market Institute for Energy Research and is based on nonprofit tax filings.

IER president Tom Pyle said the vast web of funding detailed by Big Green, Inc. shatters the notion environmentalists are locked in a David versus Goliath-like struggle against energy companies.

“The truth is the environmental left is a deep-pocketed and powerful force in American politics that is working to stop all natural gas, oil, and coal production in the United States,” Pyle said in a statement.

IER’s project found, for example, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation gave out $2 billion in grants to environmental causes, including climate activism, between 2008 and 2016 — the largest grant-maker in the database.

The Energy Foundation handed out $444 million in grants and the Sea Change Foundation doled out $373 million. The Energy Foundation got funding from liberal billionaire Tom Steyer’s charitable trust from 2009 to 2013, the group disclosed on its website.

Steyer, a deep-pocketed environmental activist, is leading an effort to impeach President Donald Trump. The former Hillary Clinton campaign bundler has poured millions of his own fortune into his “Need To Impeach” campaign.
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Billions more are on the way for the environmental movement. A group of 29 foundations pledged another $3 billion over the next five years “to reduce the rate of global warming,” according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

More details here.

  1. pameladragon says:

    How might we cash in on some of this largess?

  2. oldbrew says:

    How might we cash in on some of this largess?

    Join rent-a-mob 😉

  3. oldbrew says:

    No wonder Californians are emigrating to other US States…

    September 18, 2018

    “With science still under attack and the climate threat growing, we’re launching our own damn satellite,” he said. Radical Climatistas jetted in to San Francisco in their private jets for the 3-Day Big Climate Conference, where Brown announced his next big thing.

    Hollywood climate science fiction comes to town.

  4. p.g.sharrow says:

    In-spite of their organization, control of media and Vast funding, they are losing the argument.
    The “Net that covers the World” is the most powerful tool in this new age.

    Those that would rule the World are stumbling on the people’s new, person to person, access to information and opinion. No longer can the Socialists control the narrative. No longer are the people kept intellectually isolated from one another. The Elites are losing their position.
    We don’t need them! …pg