Re: ‘Green’ billionaires behind professional activist network that led suppression of ‘Planet of the Hum Archived Message
Posted by Ian M on September 7, 2020, 12:14 pm, in reply to "‘Green’ billionaires behind professional activist network that led suppression of ‘Planet of the Hum"
Pretty damning, albeit depressing about the state/corporate capture of environmentalism, even figures like Klein who have done much to advance anti-capitalist analysis (well, for me at least). Liked his neat skewering of Monbiot: |
'When British columnist George Monbiot published a vitriolic condemnation of “Planet of the Humans” in The Guardian, he neglected to mention that he had been a board member of the Rasmussen-backed Climate Outreach.'
And on Rasmussen:
'Brian Valbjørn Sørensen, the executive director of the KR Foundation, was a former special advisor to the center-left Danish government that lost power in 2015. KR’s chair, Connie Hedegaard, was the ex-minister for climate and energy for the center-right Danish government of Anders Fogg Rasmussen, who went on to serve as secretary general of the NATO military alliance. As the European Union’s first climate chief, Hedegaard argued that renewable energy could strengthen NATO’s soft power against Russia by reducing natural gas imports from the designated enemy state.'
Interesting that he cites Cory Morningstar as a 'radical environmentalist' and praises 'Wrong Kind of Green' as maintaining 'an invaluable archive of critical work on the co-optation of major environmental organizations by the billionaire class'. This article seems to follow the Morningstar approach of drawing attention to all the connections between prominent enviros and behind-the-scenes moneyed interests, but without making any specific accusations. It's not a pretty picture though and, I suppose, fairly damning in & of itself (and I trust Blumenthal more to get his facts right). Why aren't these figures questioning the willingness of billionaires to support their projects?
Thx for posting,