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Amos Hostetter, Chairman of WGBH's Board (Boston's PBS affiliate)

Please remove David Koch from WGBH’s board of trustees and ensure that public broadcasting remains independent from the influence of radical climate change denial.

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Forecast the Facts

This petition closed 6 months ago

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How much more will David Koch spend to mislead Americans before WGBH removes him from its esteemed Science Visiting Council and Board of Trustees?

As a leading financier of efforts to deny and...

How much more will David Koch spend to mislead Americans before WGBH removes him from its esteemed Science Visiting Council and Board of Trustees?

As a leading financier of efforts to deny and distort climate science, David Koch confounds public understanding of climate change in contravention of the WGBH commitment to foster an informed and active citizenry.

The Board of Trustees is responsible for holding WGBH accountable to its mission, including  "fostering an informed and active citizenry." Oil  and gas multibillionaire David Koch sits on the  Board and the Science Visiting Council. This is the  same David Koch who's donated tens of millions  of dollars to climate change denial think-tanks,  proactively seeking to misinform Americans and undermine accurate scientific reporting.  

From 2003 to 2010, foundations affiliated with  David Koch and his brother, Charles, funded  climate denialist organizations to the tune of  $26 million—while the portion of Americans who  believe that Earth's temperature rise over the  last century is due to natural causes, rather than  human activity, climbed from 33% to 46%. 

Koch is not fulfilling his obligation as a board  member to uphold WGBH's commitment to educating the public. He recently resigned from  the board of New York's WNET and it's now time for him to be removed from the WGBH Board of Trustees 

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