Scientists Urge Museums to Sever Koch Ties

March 24, 2015 6:33 PM

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Dozens of scientists have signed an open letter to museums urging them to cut ties with donors and board members who deny climate change, singling out billionaire political donor David Koch, who sits on the boards of the two of the nation's largest natural history museums.

"We are deeply concerned by the links between museums of science and natural history with those who profit from fossil fuels or fund lobby groups that misrepresent climate science," says the letter, published Tuesday at thenaturalhistorymuseum.org. "David Koch’s oil and manufacturing conglomerate Ko...

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