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  • His Purpose September 14 "And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28

    A comedian said if he could ask Egypt’s ancient Sphinx one question it would be, “Do we live on a friendly planet?” Put that query to a pauper sheltered in a shanty and a billionaire living in a penthouse and, surprisingly, the answer might be the same: “No, it’s mean, cruel, happenstance, dog-eat dog!”

    Pose the question to a person living in the promise of God’s purpose, and even the pauper will tell you that tears and blood are components of joy and victory. They know their lives in this world are woven of threads bright and grim, and they live in the joyful expectancy that the final garment will be lovely and radiant. https://mailchi.mp/dec0062739ce/the-truest-freedom-you-can-ever-experience-453001?e=9cbe669f39
    His Purpose September 14 "And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28 A comedian said if he could ask Egypt’s ancient Sphinx one question it would be, “Do we live on a friendly planet?” Put that query to a pauper sheltered in a shanty and a billionaire living in a penthouse and, surprisingly, the answer might be the same: “No, it’s mean, cruel, happenstance, dog-eat dog!” Pose the question to a person living in the promise of God’s purpose, and even the pauper will tell you that tears and blood are components of joy and victory. They know their lives in this world are woven of threads bright and grim, and they live in the joyful expectancy that the final garment will be lovely and radiant. https://mailchi.mp/dec0062739ce/the-truest-freedom-you-can-ever-experience-453001?e=9cbe669f39
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  • Urgently Investing $1.8 Trillion to #AdaptOurWorld and Avert 'Climate Apartheid' Could Yield $7.1 Trillion in Benefits, Analysis Shows
    https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/09/10/urgently-investing-18-trillion-adaptourworld-and-avert-climate-apartheid-could-yield
    Jessica Corbett, staff writer

    Warning that the world is at risk of experiencing a "climate apartheid," a report released Tuesday by the Global Commission on Adaptation found that spending $1.8 trillion globally over a decade on adaptation could yield $7.1 trillion in net benefits.

    The commission's report, Adapt Now: A Global Call for Leadership on Climate Resilience (pdf), outlines the human, environmental, and economic imperatives of investing in adaptation to the human-caused climate crisis. The report highlights the "triple dividend" of urgent, coordinated action: it would avoid future losses, generate positive economic gains, and deliver additional social and environmental benefits.

    The proposed $1.7 trillion investment in climate adaptation and resulting $7.1 trillion in benefits are based on significant spending in five key areas—early warning systems, climate-resilient infrastructure, improved dryland agriculture, mangrove protection, and making water resources more resilient—between 2020 and 2030. The systemic transformations called for in the report particularly aim to address global inequalities that are increasingly exacerbated by the climate emergency.

    UN Climate Change ✔ @UNFCCC
    The #AdaptOurWorld report released today shows:
    Investing $1.8 trillion in climate adaptation could generate $7.1 tn in benefits.

    Leaders around the 🌍 are calling on governments & businesses to urgently act on climate adaptation.
    Report 👉🏼 http://bit.ly/2lII1mp
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    5:23 AM - Sep 10, 2019

    The commission that produced the new analysis is chaired by former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates, and World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva. The trio wrote in the report's forward that, in terms of adaptation, "so far the response has been gravely insufficient. Meanwhile, the climate crisis is here, now: wildfires ravage fragile habitats, city taps run dry, droughts scorch the land, and floods destroy people's homes and livelihoods."

    Investing in adaptation "is a moral imperative," Patrick Verkooijen, chief executive of the Global Center on Adaptation, which co-manages the commission with the World Resources Institute, told The Washington Post.

    "Even if we were to live in 1.5 degree world we would need massive adaptation," said Verkooijen, referring to the Paris climate accord goal of limiting average global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels. "Investing in adaptation is not a tradeoff with mitigation. We need to do both."

    Absent global adaptation efforts, the report estimates that by 2050, declines in agricultural yields would most seriously impact the world's 500 million small farms, the number of people lacking sufficient water could soar beyond five billion, and rising seas and devastating storms could force hundreds of millions people from their homes—costing coastal urban areas over $1 trillion per year.

    Though the climate crisis is one of the greatest threats humanity faces and it impacts all sectors of society, as the report put it, "people who did the least to cause the problem—especially those living in poverty and fragile areas—are most at risk."

    "We risk a climate apartheid where the wealthy pay to escape, while the rest of the world is left to suffer," Verkooijen warned. "Without bold adaptation action, climate change becomes a life sentence to poverty and suffering for already vulnerable and marginalized people."

    The report comes as the Bahamas is in the beginning stages of what is expected to be a drawn out recovery process after being devastated by Hurricane Dorian, which made landfall on the islands as a Category 5 storm early this month. In what one critic decried as "eco-apartheid," hundreds of Bahamian refugees who lacked a U.S. visa were ordered off a ferry headed for Ft. Lauderdale, Florida this weekend.

    The destruction in the Bahamas spotlighted climate scientists' warnings about the connection between extreme weather—including hurricanes, heatwaves, and fires—and rising temperatures from human activities that produce greenhouse gas emissions. When it comes to hurricanes, for example, experts warn that research suggests the warming world will see an increase in intense storms.

    "We tend not to invest in resilience and climate adaptation efforts until after a disaster has happened, until a lot of the damage has been done," Rob Moore, a policy analyst at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), told InsideClimate News—which graphed the costs and benefits of the new report's recommendations.

    How adaptation efforts can pay off

    Outlining major barriers to global adaptation efforts, the report says that "in addition to knowledge gaps and short-term biases, fragmented responsibilities, poor institutional cooperation, and lack of resources hinder action. Governments lack incentives and funding for agencies to grapple with knowledge gaps, collaborate across silos, and implement innovative solutions."

    NRDC's Moore noted that "these types of investments are things that pay off over the long term, not over a single election cycle."

    Ban, who served as the U.N. chief from January 2007 to December 2016, emphasized the importance of global collaboration on adaptation efforts in a statement Tuesday.

    "Climate change doesn't respect borders: it's an international problem that can only be solved with co-operation and collaboration, across borders and worldwide," he said. "It is becoming increasingly clear that in many parts of the world, our climate has already changed, and we need to adapt with it."

    "Mitigation and adaptation go hand-in-hand as two equally important building blocks of the Paris Climate Change Agreement," Ban continued. "Adaptation is not only the right thing to do, it is also the smart thing to do to boost economic growth and create a climate resilient world."

    Along with events across the globe Tuesday to launch the report, contributors and supporters shared its findings and suggestions on social media with the hashtag #AdaptOurWorld.


    World Resources Inst ✔ @WorldResources
    Today, we call on leaders around the globe to #AdaptOurWorld. #Climate impacts are here now, and adaptation is critical to creating stronger, safer, thriving communities. Join us in calling others to act with unprecedented courage, resources & commitment! http://ow.ly/iKDA50w4lJt

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    10:12 AM - Sep 10, 2019

    The commission has produced a series of videos about adaptation efforts around the world—from Costa Rica and India to the Netherlands and New York City—which were shared on social media with the hashtag Tuesday:
    Urgently Investing $1.8 Trillion to #AdaptOurWorld and Avert 'Climate Apartheid' Could Yield $7.1 Trillion in Benefits, Analysis Shows https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/09/10/urgently-investing-18-trillion-adaptourworld-and-avert-climate-apartheid-could-yield Jessica Corbett, staff writer Warning that the world is at risk of experiencing a "climate apartheid," a report released Tuesday by the Global Commission on Adaptation found that spending $1.8 trillion globally over a decade on adaptation could yield $7.1 trillion in net benefits. The commission's report, Adapt Now: A Global Call for Leadership on Climate Resilience (pdf), outlines the human, environmental, and economic imperatives of investing in adaptation to the human-caused climate crisis. The report highlights the "triple dividend" of urgent, coordinated action: it would avoid future losses, generate positive economic gains, and deliver additional social and environmental benefits. The proposed $1.7 trillion investment in climate adaptation and resulting $7.1 trillion in benefits are based on significant spending in five key areas—early warning systems, climate-resilient infrastructure, improved dryland agriculture, mangrove protection, and making water resources more resilient—between 2020 and 2030. The systemic transformations called for in the report particularly aim to address global inequalities that are increasingly exacerbated by the climate emergency. UN Climate Change ✔ @UNFCCC The #AdaptOurWorld report released today shows: Investing $1.8 trillion in climate adaptation could generate $7.1 tn in benefits. Leaders around the 🌍 are calling on governments & businesses to urgently act on climate adaptation. Report 👉🏼 http://bit.ly/2lII1mp View image on Twitter 5:23 AM - Sep 10, 2019 The commission that produced the new analysis is chaired by former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates, and World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva. The trio wrote in the report's forward that, in terms of adaptation, "so far the response has been gravely insufficient. Meanwhile, the climate crisis is here, now: wildfires ravage fragile habitats, city taps run dry, droughts scorch the land, and floods destroy people's homes and livelihoods." Investing in adaptation "is a moral imperative," Patrick Verkooijen, chief executive of the Global Center on Adaptation, which co-manages the commission with the World Resources Institute, told The Washington Post. "Even if we were to live in 1.5 degree world we would need massive adaptation," said Verkooijen, referring to the Paris climate accord goal of limiting average global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels. "Investing in adaptation is not a tradeoff with mitigation. We need to do both." Absent global adaptation efforts, the report estimates that by 2050, declines in agricultural yields would most seriously impact the world's 500 million small farms, the number of people lacking sufficient water could soar beyond five billion, and rising seas and devastating storms could force hundreds of millions people from their homes—costing coastal urban areas over $1 trillion per year. Though the climate crisis is one of the greatest threats humanity faces and it impacts all sectors of society, as the report put it, "people who did the least to cause the problem—especially those living in poverty and fragile areas—are most at risk." "We risk a climate apartheid where the wealthy pay to escape, while the rest of the world is left to suffer," Verkooijen warned. "Without bold adaptation action, climate change becomes a life sentence to poverty and suffering for already vulnerable and marginalized people." The report comes as the Bahamas is in the beginning stages of what is expected to be a drawn out recovery process after being devastated by Hurricane Dorian, which made landfall on the islands as a Category 5 storm early this month. In what one critic decried as "eco-apartheid," hundreds of Bahamian refugees who lacked a U.S. visa were ordered off a ferry headed for Ft. Lauderdale, Florida this weekend. The destruction in the Bahamas spotlighted climate scientists' warnings about the connection between extreme weather—including hurricanes, heatwaves, and fires—and rising temperatures from human activities that produce greenhouse gas emissions. When it comes to hurricanes, for example, experts warn that research suggests the warming world will see an increase in intense storms. "We tend not to invest in resilience and climate adaptation efforts until after a disaster has happened, until a lot of the damage has been done," Rob Moore, a policy analyst at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), told InsideClimate News—which graphed the costs and benefits of the new report's recommendations. How adaptation efforts can pay off Outlining major barriers to global adaptation efforts, the report says that "in addition to knowledge gaps and short-term biases, fragmented responsibilities, poor institutional cooperation, and lack of resources hinder action. Governments lack incentives and funding for agencies to grapple with knowledge gaps, collaborate across silos, and implement innovative solutions." NRDC's Moore noted that "these types of investments are things that pay off over the long term, not over a single election cycle." Ban, who served as the U.N. chief from January 2007 to December 2016, emphasized the importance of global collaboration on adaptation efforts in a statement Tuesday. "Climate change doesn't respect borders: it's an international problem that can only be solved with co-operation and collaboration, across borders and worldwide," he said. "It is becoming increasingly clear that in many parts of the world, our climate has already changed, and we need to adapt with it." "Mitigation and adaptation go hand-in-hand as two equally important building blocks of the Paris Climate Change Agreement," Ban continued. "Adaptation is not only the right thing to do, it is also the smart thing to do to boost economic growth and create a climate resilient world." Along with events across the globe Tuesday to launch the report, contributors and supporters shared its findings and suggestions on social media with the hashtag #AdaptOurWorld. World Resources Inst ✔ @WorldResources Today, we call on leaders around the globe to #AdaptOurWorld. #Climate impacts are here now, and adaptation is critical to creating stronger, safer, thriving communities. Join us in calling others to act with unprecedented courage, resources & commitment! http://ow.ly/iKDA50w4lJt View image on Twitter 10:12 AM - Sep 10, 2019 The commission has produced a series of videos about adaptation efforts around the world—from Costa Rica and India to the Netherlands and New York City—which were shared on social media with the hashtag Tuesday:
    Urgently Investing $1.8 Trillion to #AdaptOurWorld and Avert 'Climate Apartheid' Could Yield $7.1 Trillion in Benefits, Analysis Shows
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  • 'Hell No,' Say Progressives, After GOP Sen. Joni Ernst Suggests Cutting Social Security 'Behind Closed Doors'
    https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/09/06/hell-no-say-progressives-after-gop-sen-joni-ernst-suggests-cutting-social-security
    Jake Johnson, staff writer

    Republican Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa is under fire after telling a town hall audience last weekend that members of Congress should negotiate changes to Social Security "behind closed doors" in order to dodge scrutiny from the media and advocacy groups.

    Ernst, who is running for reelection in 2020, complained to the crowd gathered in Estherville, Iowa that "the minute you say we need to address Social Security, the media is hammering you, the opposing party is hammering you—there goes granny over a cliff."

    Lawmakers should therefore meet in secret to avoid "being scrutinized by this group or the other," said the Iowa Republican.

    Ernst did not recommend specific changes to Social Security during her town hall appearance, but the senator has in the past suggested privatization of the widely popular program as "one solution."

    A video of Ernst's remarks was posted on Youtube Tuesday by the Democratic super PAC American Bridge, and the comments quickly generated outrage on social media.

    https://youtu.be/K8bUe9y34Ic

    Nancy Altman, president of progressive advocacy group Social Security Works, wrote Friday that Ernst "said out loud what Republican politicians usually only talk about in secret meetings with their billionaire donors: the GOP wants to cut our earned Social Security benefits—and they want to do it behind closed doors so that they don't have to pay the political price."

    Altman said any changes Congress makes to Social Security should expand the program's benefits, and the improvements should be made in public.

    "All of us who have a stake in Social Security—which is every one of us—should insist that those seeking our vote tell us if they support expanding or cutting Social Security," wrote Altman. "If they refuse to tell us, if they ramble on about their desire to 'save' or 'fix' or 'strengthen' Social Security in secret, we should draw the obvious inference: They want to cut Social Security."

    SocialSecurityWorks ✔ @SSWorks
    Hell no, Joni!
    No matter how hard you try to hide behind closed doors, the American people will be watching - and we won't let you cut our earned Social Security benefits. https://twitter.com/sahilkapur/status/1169654436513361920

    Sahil Kapur ✔ @sahilkapur
    Joni Ernst says members of Congress "need to sit down behind closed doors so we’re not being scrutinized by this group or the other" and discuss how to fix Social Security.

    She wants it "sooner rather than later."https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8bUe9y34Ic&feature=youtu.be

    First reported: https://iowastartingline.com/2019/09/04/ernst-need-to-sit-down-behind-closed-doors-for-social-security-fix/
    12:01 PM - Sep 5, 2019

    Ernst's comments came as President Donald Trump is reportedly considering cuts to Social Security and Medicare as a possible "second-term project."

    As the Washington Post reported in July, Trump ordered his aides to "prepare for sweeping budget cuts if he wins a second term in the White House."

    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate who in February introduced legislation to expand Social Security by hiking taxes on the rich, said Friday that he has "some bad news" for Republicans who want to gut Social Security in secret.

    "We're not going to cut Social Security benefits," Sanders tweeted. "We're going to expand them.
    'Hell No,' Say Progressives, After GOP Sen. Joni Ernst Suggests Cutting Social Security 'Behind Closed Doors' https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/09/06/hell-no-say-progressives-after-gop-sen-joni-ernst-suggests-cutting-social-security Jake Johnson, staff writer Republican Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa is under fire after telling a town hall audience last weekend that members of Congress should negotiate changes to Social Security "behind closed doors" in order to dodge scrutiny from the media and advocacy groups. Ernst, who is running for reelection in 2020, complained to the crowd gathered in Estherville, Iowa that "the minute you say we need to address Social Security, the media is hammering you, the opposing party is hammering you—there goes granny over a cliff." Lawmakers should therefore meet in secret to avoid "being scrutinized by this group or the other," said the Iowa Republican. Ernst did not recommend specific changes to Social Security during her town hall appearance, but the senator has in the past suggested privatization of the widely popular program as "one solution." A video of Ernst's remarks was posted on Youtube Tuesday by the Democratic super PAC American Bridge, and the comments quickly generated outrage on social media. https://youtu.be/K8bUe9y34Ic Nancy Altman, president of progressive advocacy group Social Security Works, wrote Friday that Ernst "said out loud what Republican politicians usually only talk about in secret meetings with their billionaire donors: the GOP wants to cut our earned Social Security benefits—and they want to do it behind closed doors so that they don't have to pay the political price." Altman said any changes Congress makes to Social Security should expand the program's benefits, and the improvements should be made in public. "All of us who have a stake in Social Security—which is every one of us—should insist that those seeking our vote tell us if they support expanding or cutting Social Security," wrote Altman. "If they refuse to tell us, if they ramble on about their desire to 'save' or 'fix' or 'strengthen' Social Security in secret, we should draw the obvious inference: They want to cut Social Security." SocialSecurityWorks ✔ @SSWorks Hell no, Joni! No matter how hard you try to hide behind closed doors, the American people will be watching - and we won't let you cut our earned Social Security benefits. https://twitter.com/sahilkapur/status/1169654436513361920 … Sahil Kapur ✔ @sahilkapur Joni Ernst says members of Congress "need to sit down behind closed doors so we’re not being scrutinized by this group or the other" and discuss how to fix Social Security. She wants it "sooner rather than later."https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8bUe9y34Ic&feature=youtu.be … First reported: https://iowastartingline.com/2019/09/04/ernst-need-to-sit-down-behind-closed-doors-for-social-security-fix/ … 12:01 PM - Sep 5, 2019 Ernst's comments came as President Donald Trump is reportedly considering cuts to Social Security and Medicare as a possible "second-term project." As the Washington Post reported in July, Trump ordered his aides to "prepare for sweeping budget cuts if he wins a second term in the White House." Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate who in February introduced legislation to expand Social Security by hiking taxes on the rich, said Friday that he has "some bad news" for Republicans who want to gut Social Security in secret. "We're not going to cut Social Security benefits," Sanders tweeted. "We're going to expand them.
    'Hell No,' Say Progressives, After GOP Sen. Joni Ernst Suggests Cutting Social Security 'Behind Closed Doors'
    "No matter how hard you try to hide, the American people will be watching—and we won't let you cut our earned Social Security benefits."
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  • After Life of Incalculable Harm, Billionaire Climate Denialist and Right-Wing Villain David Koch Dead at 79
    https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/08/23/after-life-incalculable-harm-billionaire-climate-denialist-and-right-wing-villain
    Eoin Higgins, staff writer

    Billionaire industrialist David Koch, who spent vast sums of his billions in personal fortune promoting climate denialism and other right wing causes over the last four decades, died Friday at 79.

    His legacy in modern American politics was summed up by The New York Times:

    Three decades after David Koch's public steps into politics, analysts say, the Koch brothers' money-fueled brand of libertarianism helped give rise to the Tea Party movement and strengthened the far-right wing of a resurgent Republican Party.

    Koch was a controversial figure. His vast fortune—made in large part through fossil fuel extraction and manufacturing, though the company has interests in nearly everything—made him and his brother Charles two of the richest people in the world. The brothers spent at least $100 million since the 1970s promoting right-wing causes, and David ran for vice president as a member of the Libertarian Party in 1980.

    One of the causes Koch dumped his fortune into promoting was climate crisis denialism.

    By making vast sums of money from destroying the planet and then fighting against efforts to stem the flow of the crisis, tweeted Native American activist Tara Houska, Koch was a double damage denialist.

    "Let's not forget the massive network of oil pipelines, refineries, and fossil fuel expansion projects that David Koch was directly responsible for," said Houska. "He funded climate deniers while he contributed to climate change, in the range of a 300 million ton carbon footprint annually."

    tara houska ✔ @zhaabowekwe
    Let’s not forget the massive network of oil pipelines, refineries, and fossil fuel expansion projects that David Koch was directly responsible for.

    He funded climate deniers while he contributed to climate change, in the range of a 300M ton carbon footprint annually. https://twitter.com/mehdirhasan/status/1164904218219679745

    Mehdi Hasan ✔ @mehdirhasan
    Seeing lots of headlines about David Koch's death referring to "billionaire", "industrialist" or "libertarian" Koch.

    Haven't seen any refer to him as "climate denier" Koch. But that'll be his long-term legacy: funding the effort to downplay an existential threat to all of us.
    9:51 AM - Aug 23, 2019

    On Twitter, HuffPost environmental reporter Alexander Kaufman noted the irony of Koch dying as the effects of the climate crisis the billionaire activist had a large hand in perpetuating are being increasingly felt around the globe.

    "He deployed his stupendous fortune funding climate denial in the years when the science was clear and there was still time to avert catastrophic warming," said Kaufman. "He died as fires raged from the Amazon to the Arctic."

    In a piece for Earther, Brian Kahn wrote that Koch and his brother's funding of the movement to obfuscate the costs of the climate crisis made them even more than the "arch-villains" they were from funding other right-wing causes. And, said Kahn, David Koch now gets to avoid the consequences of his actions.

    "Climate change is a form of violence that will largely affect people with little power to address it or relatively little role in creating it," wrote Kahn. "Death is an escape hatch for David Koch while the rest of us are left scrambling for the emergency brake before we go over the cliff."

    Brian Kahn ✔ @blkahn
    David Koch will never have to live with the consequences of the world he created https://earther.gizmodo.com/david-koch-escaped-the-climate-hell-he-helped-create-1837505612

    David Koch Escaped the Climate Hell He Helped Create
    David Koch is dead.
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    9:53 AM - Aug 23, 2019

    Koch's libertarianism led him to take some positions—such as his support of gay marriage and opposition to the war on drugs—that might make his legacy seem mixed. But, as media critic Adam Johnson pointed out, that's "trivial" in the context of Koch's full record.

    "People will try to be nice and note David Koch opposed the war on drugs/militarism," Johnson tweeted, "but the money he gave opposing these twin evils was trivial compared to the funds he gave supporting candidates that backed the war on drugs/militarism and the related ideology of starving poor people."

    The Koch borthers' reported antipathy to President Donald Trump, Jack Mirkinson wrote at Splinter, was hardly enough to offset the damage they did by promoting the Republican Party.

    "The Kochs were not happy with everything Donald Trump did, but that is a low standard for anyone walking the planet—and anyway, they loved his tax plan," wrote Mirkinson.

    The Intercept's Mehdi Hasan said on Twitter that Koch will be remembered in the short term for his wealth, philanthropy, and work to advance right-wing causes. But, Hasan said, that pales in comparison to his rolse as a "climate denier."

    "That'll be his long-term legacy," said Hasan, "funding the effort to downplay an existential threat to all of us.
    After Life of Incalculable Harm, Billionaire Climate Denialist and Right-Wing Villain David Koch Dead at 79 https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/08/23/after-life-incalculable-harm-billionaire-climate-denialist-and-right-wing-villain Eoin Higgins, staff writer Billionaire industrialist David Koch, who spent vast sums of his billions in personal fortune promoting climate denialism and other right wing causes over the last four decades, died Friday at 79. His legacy in modern American politics was summed up by The New York Times: Three decades after David Koch's public steps into politics, analysts say, the Koch brothers' money-fueled brand of libertarianism helped give rise to the Tea Party movement and strengthened the far-right wing of a resurgent Republican Party. Koch was a controversial figure. His vast fortune—made in large part through fossil fuel extraction and manufacturing, though the company has interests in nearly everything—made him and his brother Charles two of the richest people in the world. The brothers spent at least $100 million since the 1970s promoting right-wing causes, and David ran for vice president as a member of the Libertarian Party in 1980. One of the causes Koch dumped his fortune into promoting was climate crisis denialism. By making vast sums of money from destroying the planet and then fighting against efforts to stem the flow of the crisis, tweeted Native American activist Tara Houska, Koch was a double damage denialist. "Let's not forget the massive network of oil pipelines, refineries, and fossil fuel expansion projects that David Koch was directly responsible for," said Houska. "He funded climate deniers while he contributed to climate change, in the range of a 300 million ton carbon footprint annually." tara houska ✔ @zhaabowekwe Let’s not forget the massive network of oil pipelines, refineries, and fossil fuel expansion projects that David Koch was directly responsible for. He funded climate deniers while he contributed to climate change, in the range of a 300M ton carbon footprint annually. https://twitter.com/mehdirhasan/status/1164904218219679745 … Mehdi Hasan ✔ @mehdirhasan Seeing lots of headlines about David Koch's death referring to "billionaire", "industrialist" or "libertarian" Koch. Haven't seen any refer to him as "climate denier" Koch. But that'll be his long-term legacy: funding the effort to downplay an existential threat to all of us. 9:51 AM - Aug 23, 2019 On Twitter, HuffPost environmental reporter Alexander Kaufman noted the irony of Koch dying as the effects of the climate crisis the billionaire activist had a large hand in perpetuating are being increasingly felt around the globe. "He deployed his stupendous fortune funding climate denial in the years when the science was clear and there was still time to avert catastrophic warming," said Kaufman. "He died as fires raged from the Amazon to the Arctic." In a piece for Earther, Brian Kahn wrote that Koch and his brother's funding of the movement to obfuscate the costs of the climate crisis made them even more than the "arch-villains" they were from funding other right-wing causes. And, said Kahn, David Koch now gets to avoid the consequences of his actions. "Climate change is a form of violence that will largely affect people with little power to address it or relatively little role in creating it," wrote Kahn. "Death is an escape hatch for David Koch while the rest of us are left scrambling for the emergency brake before we go over the cliff." Brian Kahn ✔ @blkahn David Koch will never have to live with the consequences of the world he created https://earther.gizmodo.com/david-koch-escaped-the-climate-hell-he-helped-create-1837505612 … David Koch Escaped the Climate Hell He Helped Create David Koch is dead. earther.gizmodo.com 9:53 AM - Aug 23, 2019 Koch's libertarianism led him to take some positions—such as his support of gay marriage and opposition to the war on drugs—that might make his legacy seem mixed. But, as media critic Adam Johnson pointed out, that's "trivial" in the context of Koch's full record. "People will try to be nice and note David Koch opposed the war on drugs/militarism," Johnson tweeted, "but the money he gave opposing these twin evils was trivial compared to the funds he gave supporting candidates that backed the war on drugs/militarism and the related ideology of starving poor people." The Koch borthers' reported antipathy to President Donald Trump, Jack Mirkinson wrote at Splinter, was hardly enough to offset the damage they did by promoting the Republican Party. "The Kochs were not happy with everything Donald Trump did, but that is a low standard for anyone walking the planet—and anyway, they loved his tax plan," wrote Mirkinson. The Intercept's Mehdi Hasan said on Twitter that Koch will be remembered in the short term for his wealth, philanthropy, and work to advance right-wing causes. But, Hasan said, that pales in comparison to his rolse as a "climate denier." "That'll be his long-term legacy," said Hasan, "funding the effort to downplay an existential threat to all of us.
    After Life of Incalculable Harm, Billionaire Climate Denialist and Right-Wing Villain David Koch Dead at 79
    "Death is an escape hatch for David Koch while the rest of us are left scrambling for the emergency brake before we go over the cliff."
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  • https://nypost.com/2019/08/23/billionaire-david-koch-dead-at-79/?utm_source=maropost&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=news_alert&utm_content=20190823&tpcc=nypbreaking&mpweb=755-8196332-720350256
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    David Koch, conservative billionaire and philanthropist, dead at 79
    David Koch — the billionaire co-owner of Koch Industries and powerful political donor — has died. He was 79 years old. The death of the billionaire conservative icon, who stepped down from his role…
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    Argentas is creating a next generation payment network and distributing some of their future global currency to early adopters. This all is by invitation only and I have a limited number of invitations. Act fast as the distribution amounts decrease over time, and my invitation link may expire too - don't miss this unique opportunity! Here is my invitation link: https://argentas.io/users/invite.php?invite=366E683898 UPDATE: 1 Invite Left! #AXU #Argentas #ARG #ETH #BTC #XLM #Stellar #altcoin #token #ico #money‬ #luxury #cryptocurrency #cryptotrading #cryptomarkets #forex #forextrading #trading #finance #invest #win #first #entrepreneur #success #millionaire #billionaire #gold #1 #fintech #bitcoin #cryptocurrency #blockchain #token #bounty #airdrop #money #decentralized #argentina #turkey #mexico #venezuela #brazil #rio #india #korea #japan #colombia #peru #bolivia #chile #thailand #malaysia #egypt #morocco #algeria #southafrica
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  • Argentas is creating a next generation payment network and distributing some of their future global currency to early adopters. This all is by invitation only and I have a limited number of invitations. Act fast as the distribution amounts decrease over time, and my invitation link may expire too - don't miss this unique opportunity! Here is my invitation link: https://argentas.io/users/invite.php?invite=366E683898

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    Argentas is creating a next generation payment network and distributing some of their future global currency to early adopters. This all is by invitation only and I have a limited number of invitations. Act fast as the distribution amounts decrease over time, and my invitation link may expire too - don't miss this unique opportunity! Here is my invitation link: https://argentas.io/users/invite.php?invite=366E683898 UPDATE: 1 Invite Left! #AXU #Argentas #ARG #ETH #BTC #XLM #Stellar #altcoin #token #ico #money‬ #luxury #cryptocurrency #cryptotrading #cryptomarkets #forex #forextrading #trading #finance #invest #win #first #entrepreneur #success #millionaire #billionaire #gold #1 #fintech #bitcoin #cryptocurrency #blockchain #token #bounty #airdrop #money #decentralized #argentina #turkey #mexico #venezuela #brazil #rio #india #korea #japan #colombia #peru #bolivia #chile #thailand #malaysia #egypt #morocco #algeria #southafrica
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  • It Took A Billionaire Pedophile To Die In Jail For Media To Finally Report On Elite Child Sex Trafficking | Zero Hedge https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-08-17/it-took-billionaire-pedophile-die-jail-media-finally-report-elite-child-sex
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    It Took A Billionaire Pedophile To Die In Jail For Media To Finally Report On Elite Child Sex Trafficking
    Unfortunately, pedophilia and human trafficking is all too common among those in power. Sadly, however, those who attempt to draw attention to this problem are labeled as conspiracy nuts or perpetrators of fake news.
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