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Smithsonian and the American Museum of Natural History

Oil mogul David Koch sits on your board while he bankrolls groups that deny climate science. As one of our nation’s largest and most respected natural history museums we're asking you to stand for climate science and kick David Koch off your board!

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ClimateTruth.org

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How this will help

The world's top scientists, including several Nobel Prize winners, just released an unprecedented letter calling on science and natural history museums to cut all ties to the fossil fuel industry.*

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The world's top scientists, including several Nobel Prize winners, just released an unprecedented letter calling on science and natural history museums to cut all ties to the fossil fuel industry.*

The letter comes on the heels of recent news that Smithsonian-affiliated scientist Willie Soon took $1.25 million from the Koch brothers, Exxon Mobil, American Petroleum Institute and other covert funders to publish junk science denying man-made climate change, and failed to disclose any funding-related conflicts of interest. 

In particular, the letter points a finger at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (D.C.) and the American Museum of Natural History (NY), where David Koch is a member of the board, a major donor and exhibit sponsor. 

Oil mogul David Koch sits on the board of our nation's largest and most respected natural history museums, while he bankrolls groups that deny climate science. 

Sign this petition to the Smithsonian and the American Museum of Natural History: It's time to get science deniers out of science museums. Kick Koch off the board! 

We'll deliver this message and the list of signatures to the American Museum of Natural History before their annual board meeting the first week of April. Then we'll do the same at the Smithsonian before their board meeting in June. 

The Natural History Museum
Forecast The Facts 
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Environmental Action 
Rainforest Action Network 
Bridge Project 
Oil Change International
Other 98% 
Courage Campaign 
CREDO 
Friends of the Earth

* The scientist letter was initiated by The Natural History Museum, a new museum that is free from ties to the fossil fuel industry, calls out climate science deniers and culprits obstructing action on climate change, and actively champions the just transition to a sustainable and equitable future.

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