Okay, I'm a big fan of the PBS science program NOVA. After nearly every program you get a tag "Funded by David H. Koch". I had no idea there was any controversy about his funding the program:http://thinkprogress.org/romm/2010/09/07/206688/pbs-ombudsman-michael-getler-whitewashes-the-koch-funded-greenwashing-episode-of-nova-that-whitewashes-the-threat-of-human-caused-climate-change/
I just rewatched that entire three episode series on "Becoming Human". It is really controversial to say that rapid climate fluxuations in Africa several million years ago that placed severe stress upon hominid populations contributed to the rise of Homo Sapians and other Hominid species? Pointing out how evolution works (this is coming from someone people attack for being too far on the political right) really something that Koch should be attacked for supporting? Hell, he could be part of the Christian Right supporting young Earth Creationism but is funding really good science programming instead.
The program isn't saying that Climate Change is all hunky dory and should be ignored. It's saying that past climate change placed severe stress on early hominid and that stress promoted those hominids that were better at adapting to climate change. The third episode goes on to point out that hominids experienced a "bottleneck effect" meaning most modern Humans are decended from a few thousand humans who lived 120,000 years ago.
How is this saying "Climate Change" is wonderful? We nearly went extinct because of it the last time we dealt with severe and rapidly fluxuating climate change. The program goes out of its way to point out we nearly went extinct. That's hardly saying "Climate Change is wonderful".
So, does anyone else have a huge problem with David H. Koch providing funding for NOVA?