A lot has been said about how the Koch brothers
have spent a fortune financing the Tea Party and climate change denial, but we visited Polluter Watch
to learn more about the numerous other ways these carbon barons are destroying our planet. Frankly, we are floored by the utter and shameless impunity with which America's fourth richest men act (Bloomberg estimates they are worth $52 billion each.) If Ecocide was universally recognized as the fifth crime against peace, these men would be among the planet's worst offenders. With petroleum refineries, fuel pipelines, coal supply and trading companies and various other chemical and industrial plants in 60 different countries, the Koch Brothers are responsible for releasing roughly 200,000 tons of carbon dioxide
into the atmosphere every year, according to CARMA
. And they (or various subsidiaries of Koch Industries, Inc.) have been fined numerous times for blatantly violating environmental laws. Their crimes are so numerous, we narrowed in on just five to demonstrate the most emblematic. After this, you will never wonder again why they are so hell-bent on convincing naïve Americans that climate change
is not real.