Smithsonian human origins exhibit elicits awe, protests (climate protest)
The guards told us they were expecting creationists,” says Greenpeace’s Kert Davies, instead of activists who were protesting co-funding of the permanent addition by oil billionaire David Koch. Koch (pronounced “coke”), a one-time Libertarian candidate for Vice-President, is prominent in circles opposing regulating greenhouse-gas emissions… .
So if creationists and paleontologists aren’t squabbling, why is Greenpeace mad about the $15-million gift from Koch, that helped fund the exhibition?
“One strain of climate science denial is the notion that climate has changed in the past and people evolved, so climate change is no big deal,” Davies says. “That ignores the rapid speed of climate change today.” So Greenpeace is worried that the exhibit showing humans evolved to adapt to slowly-changing climate in the past is a subterfuge for the argument that nothing should be done about the global warming now.