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Tue Mar 24, 2015, 04:28 PM

Sign petition to kick Koch off of Museum boards

The world’s top scientists, including several Nobel Prize winners, just released an unprecedented letter calling on science and natural history museums to cut all ties to the fossil fuel industry.*

The letter comes on the heels of recent news that Smithsonian-affiliated scientist Willie Soon took $1.25 million from the Koch brothers, Exxon Mobil, American Petroleum Institute and other covert funders to publish junk science denying man-made climate change, and failed to disclose any funding-related conflicts of interest.

In particular, the letter points a finger at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (D.C.) and the American Museum of Natural History (NY), where David Koch is a member of the board, a major donor and exhibit sponsor.



http://kickkochofftheboard.com/?code=NHM

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Reply Sign petition to kick Koch off of Museum boards (Original post)
ellenrr Mar 2015 OP
RKP5637 Mar 2015 #1
liberal N proud Mar 2015 #2
Jacoby365 Mar 2015 #3
JaneyVee Mar 2015 #5
Jacoby365 Mar 2015 #6
JaneyVee Mar 2015 #7
No Vested Interest Mar 2015 #4

Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2015, 04:32 PM

1. K&R! n/t

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2015, 04:35 PM

2. They support a several science shows on PBS as well

Whenever I see their name as supporters on PBS, I can't help but think about the hypocrisy.

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2015, 04:45 PM

3. I would like to know more about The Natural History Museum

that asked for a donation when I signed the petition. I can't find any information. Oddly enough, the address that came up is listed as a residence in Brooklyn? is this legit?

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Response to Jacoby365 (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 24, 2015, 05:13 PM

5. One of my favorite museums. It's in Manhattan, not Brooklyn.

 

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 24, 2015, 05:57 PM

6. Are you talking about the American Museum of Natural History?

If so, that is the one that the petition is calling for the removal of David Koch from the Board of Directors. When I signed the petition, it asked me to donate to a NEW museum, called The Natural History Museum. But I can't find any information about this new museum, or even where it is located. Strange.

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Response to Jacoby365 (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 24, 2015, 06:42 PM

7. There is a Brooklyn Museum also.

 

They do have natural history exhibits as well, but its just called Brooklyn Museum.

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2015, 05:12 PM

4. I doubt any of those museums will do anything to endanger money contributions,

no matter the source.
PBS as well.

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