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Koch Industries Saves Mona Lisa (climate nuts thwarted)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- January 30, 2024

A company that supports human betterment policies (“our advocacy for a free and open society is what truly sets us apart”) has scored a major public relations victory over the Church of Climate concerning kiddie vandals programmed to believe Climate Armageddon.

“Two women from an environmental group threw pumpkin-colored soup at the artwork, which is behind bulletproof glass at the Louvre and did not appear to sustain damage,” the New York Times reported.

One of the women removed her jacket to reveal the words Riposte Alimentaire, or Food Response, on a white T-shirt. Riposte Alimentaire is part of a coalition of protest groups known as the A22 movement. They include Extinction Rebellion and Just Stop Oil, the group that poured tomato soup over Vincent Van Gogh’s Sunflowers at the National Gallery in London in 2022.

Climate-related regulation is related:

The attack on the Mona Lisa came as French farmers have blocked roads, including approaches to Paris, in recent days to protest low wages and what they see as excessive regulation. Many new regulations in France reflect the attempt to forge a green, carbon-free European economy, an objective that the farmers consider too expensive and burdensome in the near term.

Saving the Day

The hero was glass technology from a subsidiary of Koch Industries Inc., Guardian Industries. The Koch press release, The Unseen Hero Protecting the ‘Mona Lisa’, follows:

Editor’s note: On January 28, 2024, Guardian Clarity™ glass once again protected the Mona Lisa from would-be vandals, who attempted to throw canned soup at the famous piece of art. The Louvre has confirmed that no damage was done to the painting.

Every day, thousands of tourists flock to see Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” inside the Louvre Museum in Paris to catch a glimpse or take a selfie with one of the world’s most famous paintings. On Sunday (May 30, 2022), one of those people shocked visitors and guards alike when he reportedly smeared cream from a pastry all over the glass that shields the painting.

Guardian Clarityglass protects the “Mona Lisa” and had done its job. Other than needing a quick wipe down, the glass served as the unseen hero protecting this and many other priceless world treasures and works of art around the globe.

Guardian Clarity™ glass delivers a viewing experience unlike anything else by drastically reducing reflections while increasing light transmission. People and institutions, like the Louvre, choose this anti-reflective glass because it enables closer, more intimate interaction with the items on display, while providing security and protection when laminated.

The glass can reduce reflections from around 8% to just 0.7% and can increase light transmission from 90% to 98%. It can also protect these treasures from 100% of pastry-smearing incidents.

With Guardian Clarity™ glass, you can be sure it will provide a clear, secure view of whatever you’re trying to display even if someone smears pastry on it.

Guardian Clarity™ glass, a product of Koch company Guardian Industries, is used for a wide variety of applications, from museum and art gallery displays to zoo enclosures. It can be laminated for security and tempered, or heat strengthened.

One Comment for “Koch Industries Saves Mona Lisa (climate nuts thwarted)”

  1. John W. Garrett  

    Unfortunately, the climate crackpots in Germany have decided to abandon their practice of gluing themselves to public roads.

    I will miss that grand entertainment and the subsequent reaction by enraged German citizens.
    BERLIN (AP) — A group of climate activists who infuriated many in Germany by gluing themselves to streets to block traffic said Monday that it will abandon the tactic and move on to holding what it calls “disobedient assemblies.”

    The Last Generation group frequently blocked roads in Berlin and other cities over the past two years, its best-known but far from its only tactic in a campaign of protests that also included spraying the capital’s Brandenburg Gate with orange paint, among other things.

    The group’s tactics were widely criticized, and Chancellor Olaf Scholz described them as “completely nutty.”…



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