By John Ray @ Greenie Watch
Half a trillion dollars! Does that seem enough? That's what "Green" donors have spent since 2010 on pushing their invariably destructive causes. You wouldn't think there would be so much money sloshing around among American charitable sources but there is. It has been used to fund advertising and to "buy" activists, journalists and politicians. Substantial contributions to a politician's election campaign tend to be very warmly received by the politician.
So there is a vast mechanism trying to influence American public policy towards self-destruction. Freud's warning about "Thanatos", the death instinct that is in us all to varying degrees, does spring to mind. Global Warming is a lot of hokum so they need to be spending all that money to drown out those of us who simply mention the climate facts.
So how do we know about all that spending? It's in a vast new academic journal article by Nisbet that goes through all the "philanthropic" spending line by line. It's a very thorough and authoritative article.
It is way too long for most people to read so I have just reproduced below the beginning and the end of it. Those excerpts tell you plenty, however. I have just done a rough download into text from a PDF so the formatting and word-separation is pretty scrappy but that's all I had time for.
If you are a masochist you can go back to the original and read the whole thing HERE.