The Guardian has discovered a secret funding vehicle used by Conservative billionaires like the Koch boys to funnel approximately $120-billion to climate change denialists over the past decade. It looks like this:
Of course money talks and it will probably be talking pretty fast and loose now that Obama has pledged to act on climate change. The chilling part of it is that this is money, huge money, that is not in any way moved by the enormity of the scientific consensus on climate change. They don't care about science, they don't care about reality and they certainly don't care about the death and suffering their obstruction will cause. The fight isn't over and we have to find ways to fight back.
We have to revisit our notions of respectability and wealth because the wealthiest among us can use their power to do very shitty things.