Homeless Man Denies Global Warming – Given One Million Dollar “Think Tank” Grant by Big Oil Magnates
Charles and David Koch have given Chicago homeless man, Leroy Brown, a one million dollar grant to set up a Climate Skepticism Foundation at the University of Chicago.
The golden-voiced Leroy Brown was featured on a YouTube video huddling against a cold March wind off Lake Michigan and saying: “Global Warming, My Ass!”. The video has over 8 million views in the last two weeks.
The Koch brothers recognized that they needed a new pitchman after Richard Muller of the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature Project went off message at a Congressional hearing on climate science earlier this week. The Koch brothers are still investigating how their man could be swayed by actual evidence rather than financially contextualized evidence.
Unlike many Koch funded climate skeptics who do not have scientific backgrounds, Mr. Brown does have a a Masters Degree in BioEthics and blames the uselessness of that degree on his inability to find a job and his subsequent methamphetamine addiction. Mr. Brown says he will use the grant to partially pay off his student loans. When asked to sum up the perspective he will bring to the new foundation, Mr. Brown replied: “It’s a cold world, bitch.”