Koch Denies the Climate Crisis January 21, 2011 : 6:20 PM

No surprise, but illuminating none the less.

One of the right’s biggest funders, who has made billions from fossil fuels, David Koch refuses to acknowledge the existence of climate change:

"FANG: Why does Americans for Prosperity focus so much on the science of climate change? I’m just curious why they spread so much information that denies the existence of climate, of global warming?"

"KOCH: Well… I think it’s uh, regulating CO2 excessively is going to put — uh really damage the economy."

"FANG: Do you believe in climate change yourself, Mr. Koch?"

"KOCH: Climate does fluctuate. It goes from hot to cold. We have ice ages."

"FANG: But do you believe carbon pollution affects climate change? [Koch shrugs]"