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“Kochland” reveals secret history of Koch brothers and their devastating impact on climate change

08/15/2019 3:55 pm ET
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Business reporter Christopher Leonard explores the Koch brothers’ critical role in early climate-change denial in his new book “Kochland.”

While the book is more focused on business rather than politics, it reveals cryptically the powerful behind-the-scenes moves that Charles and David Koch have strategically made to stymie government action on climate change.

In 2016, Jeff Nesbit—director of public affairs for two federal science agencies, founder of Climate Nexus—revealed the shadowy, extensive Koch brother network and explored their hidden industry and political networks in the groundbreaking book “Poison Tea: How Big Oil and Big Tobacco Invented the Tea Party and Captured the GOP.”

Both books are worth the read for those who want to be in the know about the Koch brothers’ influence over climate change, industry, and U.S. government.

“Poison Tea” by Nesbit

“Kochland” by Leonard

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