WTF Is Google Doing Raising Money for Congress’ Biggest Climate Denier?


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:

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:

 

Bruce Jones’ (@BMcCJ) message to Google:

 

 

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