who’s outspending whom?

Great summary by Kate Sheppard in Grist about how dirty energy is outspending the Greens by better than 7-to-1:

“…businesses in the energy and natural resources sector as a whole spent $102.7 million…”

“… clean-energy businesses spent $14.4 million…”

“Environmental groups have spent even less—just $4.7 million so far in 2009. The biggest spender among green groups was the Environmental Defense Action Fund, which laid out $300,000.”

Ok. We’re getting our asses stomped. On the other hand, here’s the box office for some major motion pictures with Green themes:

eco film box office

Arguably, this is a form of lobbying for our issues.  Problem is, kids don’t vote. On the other hand, kids are increasingly annoying their parents into Green action.   On the other other hand, a lot of movies with Green themes are benders of consumption and banality mixed with a single Green cocktail. Hmmm.

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