Do you donate to outfits like Greenpeace or the WWF?
Ever wondered what happens to your money?
Well, part of the answer is that you are supporting massive transnational organisations with large numbers of paid, (in some cases highly paid), employees and with often substantial property portfolios.
This is an American list, but have a think for a moment about the situation here in Australia. Is there a day that goes by when there isn't a full-time paid representative of the WWF, the Climate Institute or some other environmental group appearing on TV or being quoted in the press and telling us that we are all doomed if (by implication) we don't give money to them?
(I doubt the spokespeople for the WWF in Australia or the Climate Institute earn anything like the amounts below, but I'd be surprised if they were on anything less than $100,000 a year.)
Very often spruiking yet another report, (produced by a friendly academic that they know will produce the "right" results), that they had commissioned and paid for.
Just how much money is at the disposal of the green movement? It seems almost bottomless. I know that internationally over the last ten years or so the income for Greenpeace and the WWF alone has been in the billions of dollars. Honestly. They publish their accounts online, (or at least the WWF used to - they seem to have gone a bit shy about this recently).
And while Greenpeace, to its credit, refuses to take money from governments it criticises, the WWF shows no such scruples.
It is actually a fact that in terms of climate change the alarmists outspend the sceptics many times over. And much of this money these days is from taxpayers, as governments around the world pour vast amounts of money into bureaucracies set up to promote climate alarmism.
I've had to simplify the table because of formatting issues, so the figures quoted are the gross amount of salary plus retirement plan/deferred compensation.
As you can see, there's a lot of money in the environmental/climate change caper and a lot of people with a lot at stake in it.
Big Green is a profitable enterprise
By: David Freddoso