If you want to find someone to blame for the climate catastrophe, look to the billionaire Koch brothers and Koch Industries for starters. Koch Industries is the second largest privately held corporation in America. These big time polluters manufacture petroleum, fertilizers, and chemical and paper products, among other contaminants. In 2010, Koch Industries was ranked 10th on the list of top US corporate air polluters, according to the “Toxic 100 Air Polluters,” by the Political Economic Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The report states:
“The top five air polluters among large corporations are the Bayer Group, ExxonMobil, Sunoco, DuPont, and Arcelor Mittal. The Toxic 100 Air Polluters rankings have been expanded to include large privately held firms, such as number 10 Koch Industries, as well as the world’s largest publicly traded corporations.” http://www.peri.umass.edu/toxic_press/
According to Greenpeace, between 1997 and 2008, Koch Industries donated nearly $48 million to climate change deniers. http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/blogs/greeninc/koch.pdf
Don’t sit back passively and watch our beautiful planet be destroyed by the unbridled, unregulated greed of the polluters. Take a position: boycott Koch products, which are found on most grocery store shelves. Koch owns Georgia Pacific – taking a moment to check labels of products can aid in identifying Koch merchandise. If you care about the survival of our planet, don’t buy Koch products.
Among Koch Industry products are: – Angel Soft, Soft’n Gentle, and Northern Quilted Toilet Paper – Brawny and Sparkle Paper Towels – Vanity Fair Paper Plates and napkins – Dixie Paper Cups – Zee Napkins
Consumer activism is a powerful tool. Don’t buy Koch products. Don’t finance the polluters, publishers of junk science, climate change deniers.
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