WTF Is Google Doing Raising Money for Congress' Biggest Climate Denier?
We went to Google's Mountainview HQ to find out.
Google is taking some serious flak from environmentalists over its recent fundraiser for Sen. James Inhofe (R-OKla.), climate denier extraordinaire. Today, protesters are convening in Mountainview to, as a press release from the climate change activist group 350.org put it, "raise awareness among Google's environmentally-minded and science-oriented employees and management of their company's fundraising for one of the most prominent climate change deniers in the country." We thought we'd take a trip down to check it out:
Google denied petitions and suggested demonstrators submit a business proposal instead, said Brad Johnson of @ForecastFacts.— Brett Brownell (@BrettBrownell) July 24, 2013
Brad Johnson (@climatebrad) of Forecast the Facts says Google rejected the petitions and suggested they submit a business proposal instead. Johnson says they will next see what members want to do. "This is not over," he said following this video. Watch:
Google security guard tells protesters that one lucky protester will be allowed to enter the google campus: pic.twitter.com/247IFoZWtp— Kiera Butler (@kieraevebutler) July 24, 2013
"Quick, before security makes us move." Protesters pose by a Google sign: pic.twitter.com/1VAazercqs— Kiera Butler (@kieraevebutler) July 24, 2013
Sophia, age 7: pic.twitter.com/snr7NpiIm7— Kiera Butler (@kieraevebutler) July 24, 2013
Maya, 9, on why she's protesting here at the Google campus: http://t.co/WJKwOQB8TS— Kiera Butler (@kieraevebutler) July 24, 2013
Demonstrator Bruce Jones from Climate Reality Project says Googlers are high fiving him as they pass by on their Google bikes. #Inhofe— Brett Brownell (@BrettBrownell) July 24, 2013
Bruce Jones' (@BMcCJ) message to Google:
Maya, 9, dad Glenn, and her neighbor Eileen. "We like Google as long as they don't fund Inhofe," says Maya. pic.twitter.com/rwQKnXwu5R— Kiera Butler (@kieraevebutler) July 24, 2013