To: Sundar Pichai, Google CEO, Juniper Downs, Google Global Director of Public Affairs, Larry Page, Google Co-founder, and Sergey Brin, Google Co-founder
Hey @Google: Stop funding climate change deniers
Google: Stop funding organizations that deny climate change.
Why is this important?
Google has released a list of the organizations it sponsors, including groups that consistently deny climate change.
What Google is doing is inexcusable and the company MUST stop funding climate change deniers.
Google claims to be an advocate for climate change policy. But Google has made generous donations to organizations like CEI that were instrumental in pushing the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate agreement and reverse Obama-era environmental protections. This is absolutely inexcusable.
In addition, Google has contributed to organizations like State Policy Network, an umbrella organization including the Heartland Institute, a known anti-science group.
Google employees upset by Google’s behavior have even criticized Google for reportedly funding 111 members of Congress who voted against climate legislation 90% of the time. If Google is so supportive of climate change policy, then why are they funding those who vote against the climate action that we need?
Join me now in demanding that Google stop funding these climate confusers and start funding climate action.
“Google Workers are Striking for Climate on Sept 20,” Google Workers For Action on Climate, Medium, September 17, 2019.
“Revealed: Google made large contributions to climate change deniers,” Stephanie Kirchgaessner, The Guardian, October 11, 2019.
Google’s contributions to U.S.-based “politically-engaged trade associations, independent third-party organizations and other tax-exempt groups,” Google, 2019. https://services.google.com/fh/files/misc/trade_association_and_third_party_groups.pdf