Nextgen Climate: Ad calls on Scott Walker to end Wisconsin GOP’s war on science

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NEXTGEN CLIMATE AD CALLS ON SCOTT WALKER TO END WISCONSIN GOP’S WAR ON SCIENCE

NextGen Climate today ran a full page ad in the Wisconsin State Journal urging Governor Scott Walker to stand up for our kids, break with his powerful donors and end the Wisconsin GOP’S war on science.

Last week, Wisconsin Republicans declared war on science—passing a measure to prohibit Tia Nelson, the executive secretary of the state’s Board of Commissioners of Public Lands, from “engaging in global warming or climate change.” The next day, The Huffington Post revealedrevealed that a Republican state official had even claimed that volcanoes are causing climate change.

Instead of standing up for his constituents and denouncing this climate change denial, Gov. Walker has decided to stay silent—protecting the profits of his Big Oil donors like the Koch brothers at the expense of Wisconsin communities and families.

Gov. Walker has a long record of promoting the Koch brothers’ economic agenda—and raking in their campaign donations. Walker has signed a Koch-backed anti-climate pledge, raised money for the Heartland Institute, an organization that spreads climate misinformation, and even cut funding for recycling programs.

As Walker begins to visit key presidential states, NextGen Climate will continue to press him to stand up for the next generation, denounce climate change denial and take action to tackle climate change head-on.