Former communications director, and spokesperson for Al Gore, Named Chief of Content, Communications, and Public Affairs for National Geographic Society.


Earlier in her career, Kreider served as senior vice president at Fenton Communications specializing in global warming and the environment. She also worked for a decade in the nonprofit sector directing environmental programs and was a Truman Scholar-in-Residence in the Clinton administration. She is a graduate of Rollins College where she earned a degree in history.


Previously, Kreider served as environmental adviser, communications director and spokesperson for former U.S. Vice President Al Gore. She was responsible for developing and managing a broad communications portfolio and liaising with executives on policy issues at Apple, Google, Current TV, Generation Investment Management and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (now Kleiner Perkins). In this capacity, she helped research and market three best-selling books, an Oscar-winning film and a top-selling app for the iPhone and iPad. Kreider also assisted with the slideshow that became the basis for “An Inconvenient Truth.”

Let’s take a look.


EMS officially served as the “scientific” branch of the leftist public-relations firm Fenton Communications; both companies shared the same Washington, D.C. address and office space. For more than a decade, David Fenton (CEO of Fenton Communications) used EMS to run negative media campaigns against a wide variety of targets, including biogenetic foods, America’s dairy industry, and President George W. Bush.


Foremost public relations firm of the political left. Past clients have included Marxist dictatorships in Central America. Represents environmentalist groups, pro-Democratic political action committees, labor unions, and the anti-war movement.

Founded in 1982 by activist and public relations veteran David Fenton, Fenton Communications (FC) is the leading advertising and public relations firm for advocacy groups on the political left, with locations in Washington DC, New York, and San Francisco.

Back to the National Geographic article.  Full court propaganda press in progress.

Kreider will lead the global nonprofit’s external communications and outreach strategies including corporate communications, media relations, marketing, museums and experiences, social and digital media, creative and storytelling. She will also manage the organization’s public policy efforts. Together, her team will amplify the Society’s mission and impact to global audiences to achieve the organization’s vision. Kreider will join the Society’s senior leadership team.

The descent of National Geo may be complete.

HT/Willie Soon.

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Bryan A
June 5, 2019 2:04 pm

Now NatGeo can be just as effective in their communications as Al-Baby has been

Joel Snider
Reply to  Bryan A
June 5, 2019 4:11 pm

Unfortunately, he/they HAVE been effective with their messaging. Here in Oregon, they’re banning one thing after another – apparently, they’re planning on phasing out gas-powered cars by 2050 – and starving us out of them until then. Not to mention, you can’t have straws, coffee cups, plastic bags – ramming housing costs through the roof with high-density zoning and other eco-regs, and it’s only a matter of time before they simply implement a carbon tax. Let’s see, THEN they’ll have to get rid of meat, dairy – because there’s always some other carbon-based industry/life-form to get rid of.

Bryan A
Reply to  Joel Snider
June 5, 2019 8:05 pm

I went to Costco and bought a 15000 straw pack. Now I just bring a couple of my own

Joel O'Bryan(@joelobryan)
Reply to  Bryan A
June 5, 2019 10:22 pm

Costco is owned by the one of the biggest (very rich) Progressives evah…

Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
June 6, 2019 2:23 am

So is virtually EVERY outfit out there and those not owned by a Progressive depend on one or more to supply them. The time to avoid rich, greedy, vile Progressives was 30 years ago. It’s too late now.

And no, I don’t believe that fighting to the death in a war that was lost decades ago serves any purpose whatsoever. If people were too stupid to stop this when it began, it’s WAAAAYYYYY to late now. Apathy and inaction cost us our county. Suddenly realizing this is like driving off a cliff and figuring out mid-air that cars do not fly. Too late, you’re dead.

Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
June 6, 2019 5:57 am

Yeah, the loony left is in everything….

Reply to  Bryan A
June 6, 2019 6:35 am

I got mine at Sam’s Club.

Reply to  Bryan A
June 6, 2019 2:51 pm

This changes nothing. NG has been a leftist climate terrorist tool for a long time. I lost all respect for them as a scientific source long ago. Totally agenda driven.

Bryan A
June 5, 2019 2:29 pm

Kreider will lead the global nonprofit’s external communications and outreach strategies including corporate communications, media relations, marketing, museums and experiences, social and digital media, creative and storytelling. She will also manage the organization’s public policy efforts. Together, her team will amplify the Society’s mission and impact to global audiences to achieve the organization’s vision. Kreider will join the Society’s senior leadership team.

Per the highlighted, at least she will be able to cover Climate Change then

Bob Hoye(@subtle2)
June 5, 2019 2:32 pm

Decades ago, well maybe generations ago, National Geographic was the most saved magazine ever. And also relatively heavy.
Someone observed that if all of the existing magazines were collected into one place it would depress the crust of the Earth by some 10 feet.
Sadly, this could be coming to an end as the magazine shifts to full propaganda mode.

John F. Hultquist
Reply to  Bob Hoye
June 5, 2019 3:32 pm

Good quality paper for good quality printing requires good quality clay.
Clay is heavy.

About 10 years ago we did not re-subscribe.
Got rid of most of the old copies.
Property has risen 7 inches since then. {winking smiley face}

Greg Cavanagh
Reply to  John F. Hultquist
June 5, 2019 4:56 pm

Many years ago someone gave me their collection, about 200 magazines. After reading through them all and having no further use for them (and them taking up a lot of space), I took them to the local secondhand book shop which was quite a large shop. They said they can’t sell them at 20c each and certainly didn’t want any more, thanks.

Sky King
Reply to  Greg Cavanagh
June 5, 2019 6:24 pm

My late parents had a complete set dating back to the 1890s. Cleaning out their basement, I loaded my minivan with them and took them to a dumpster. I had not been able to find any bookshop or charity that wanted them.

Reply to  Sky King
June 6, 2019 10:59 am

A bit over ten years ago, I laid out $75 for a set of DVDs – high quality scans of every page of every issue of NatGeo from the first one, to about (IIRC) 2002 or 2003.

I have every issue of NatGeo that is worth reading (plus a bit of the garbage era) in a box that is smaller than one of my daughter’s Harry Potter hardcovers.

Now I just have to hope that they remain readable, or I find a “crack” for their truly paranoid copy protection (I can only view them with the original DVD in the drive). I’m sure they either have, or soon will, remove that set from sale – all of those nekkid womyn, and quite a few articles that actually have historical truth in them.

Reply to  John F. Hultquist
June 6, 2019 9:00 am

We cancelled our subscription about then as well. Occasionally I look through old copies of Popular Science for which I had a subscription as a youngster. I am amazed at how prescient PS was. The naked breasts in NG had an important educational role but in retrospect I realize that a million articles on human sacrifice to appease the gods left me no wiser about the reasons for the things the human animal does. PS, on the other hand, changed my life.

Reply to  Bob Hoye
June 5, 2019 4:38 pm

And decades ago National Geographic pushed fake news about the wrong “first” explorer to the North Pole in order to profit. More fake news about climate change should not be surprising. The had already hired photographers to seek out sick polar bears.

Reply to  Jim Steele
June 5, 2019 5:43 pm

I put up a comment last week about Nat Geo’s atlas wall maps produced in 2015 which show no ice at all at the Arctic.

These are still their current version of what the world looks like.

No wonder gormless sailors are getting stuck in Arctic ice every year.

I wonder what school teachers say to kids about the Arctic when looking at Nat Geo’s wall atlas.

Richard Patton
Reply to  Bob Hoye
June 5, 2019 7:46 pm

They started full propaganda mode in 2000 when every single month featured an evolution article. I dropped my membership then.

Sweet Old Bob
June 5, 2019 2:39 pm

It’s dead , Jim …..

Clyde Spencer
June 5, 2019 2:50 pm

She seems quite qualified to be Chief Propagandist.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
June 5, 2019 5:27 pm


Bryan A
Reply to  Tom Abbott
June 5, 2019 8:08 pm

A BS in BS

June 5, 2019 2:51 pm


Good Lord! This makes perfect sense, doesn’t it?

Reply to  Kamikazedave
June 5, 2019 7:13 pm

There’s always more to the story. Back in 2013, I covered how Ms Kreider had a bit of a problem ( ) with one of her other titles, namely her self-described role as ‘creator’ of the old Ozone Action environmentalist group. Ozone Action is the place I term the epicenter for the ‘industry-corrupted skeptic climate scientists’ accusation:

R Shearer
June 5, 2019 2:55 pm

National Geolaughic became a joke long ago.

Rhoda R
June 5, 2019 2:55 pm

We knew that National Geographic swallowed the Kool Aid years ago.

Reply to  Rhoda R
June 6, 2019 7:51 am

I note that the “Conversation “ a supposedly academic funded publication has now swallowed the Kool Aid. and is looking for financial contributions like the Guardian.
Not for me; but I do read some of the least mushy articles, just to see how stupid or disreputable some academics get get.

June 5, 2019 3:05 pm

I am somewhat baffled as to the purpose of the National Geographic Society. As far as I can tell, it exists mostly to ensure its own existence. The magazine is now majority controlled by Disney.

The original purpose seems laudable.

On January 13, 1888, 33 explorers and scientists gathered … to organize “a society for the increase and diffusion of geographical knowledge.”

John F. Hultquist
Reply to  commieBob
June 5, 2019 4:26 pm

This group – – American Geographical Society – –
was the more scholarly (and earlier) of the two.

It may have changed, but at one time I knew its director. (~1970s)

Reply to  John F. Hultquist
June 5, 2019 7:04 pm

Titles can be deceptive. For instance, Architectural Digest is a glorified home decorating magazine and not a professional journal.

Reply to  commieBob
June 6, 2019 3:16 am

in australia Environment Victoria is a cesspool of warmists but the name suggests its Vic Gov.
devious manipulation of people , once again

Flight Level
June 5, 2019 3:17 pm

Any doubts that this an internationally organized left wing swindle ?
I guess criminal lawyers call that organized crime.

June 5, 2019 3:26 pm

Translation: When science became PR and big business.
But then was National Geographic ever science?

Reply to  Ferris
June 5, 2019 4:10 pm

It was in the early days. Somewhere around the 60’s, it decided that advancing left wing causes was more important than science.

Al Miller
June 5, 2019 3:30 pm

Once respectable mags, completely derailed now…Nat. Geo. and the Economist among others are complete trash suitable lining bird cages only

Reply to  Al Miller
June 6, 2019 1:43 am

Add New Scientist to that list. It used to be reasonably informative, now it’s a cesspool of Social Justice.

John Bell
June 5, 2019 3:47 pm

Leftists just can’t help themselves, the way they oversell all this oppression and exploitation, the crooked ways that they champion their sacred causes…all just a grab for power and money and control. I hope they are losing this climate war, but a lot of money was spilled needlessly. Trump drain their feeding trough!

Dr. Bob
June 5, 2019 3:55 pm

I can’t help it. The journey of NG to the Dark Side is Complete:

Joel Snider
June 5, 2019 3:58 pm

I’m sure she’ll be very open-minded and fair – I mean, the resume says it all.

June 5, 2019 4:03 pm

NG will now be second to only the Sierra Club in this hyper partizan climate. Sad.

June 5, 2019 4:08 pm

Anyone else notice how these national groups almost never select Republicans?
With the possible exception of the NRA.

June 5, 2019 4:35 pm

Makes sense! National Geographic has been one of the worst fearmongerers of climate. Think drowning Statue of Liberty and sick polar bears

D Johnson
Reply to  Jim Steele
June 5, 2019 5:31 pm

The drowning Statue of Liberty was the killer for me, and I ended my subscription. There were signs before that, but I tolerated it in the hope they would change. They have changed, but for the worse.

June 5, 2019 4:54 pm

There is storytelling, and then there is storytelling to advance an agenda.

June 5, 2019 5:11 pm

Pardon my paraphrasing…

“Well, there goes the National Geographic Society…”

Tom Abbott
June 5, 2019 5:45 pm

I cancelled my subscription to National Geographic back in the middle 1980’s. I finally got too much CAGW speculation from them and couldn’t take it any more.

The only way to complain about the science fiction they were publishing back then was to write a letter to the editor. At least today one can get on the internet and vent to one’s heart’s desire. 🙂

Yeah, i watched the science fiction of Human-Caused Global Cooling promoted by National Geographic back in the 1970’s. At the time I didn’t know it was science fiction, I thought the scientists making these claims surely had evidence of what they proposed and just had not presented it yet. But as the years went by I realized that all we were getting out of the Global Cooling bunch was a bunch of speculation about Global Cooling but not one shred of evidence to back up all those claims.

So when the temperatures started warming up in the 1980’s, the climate science community including National Geographic pivoted 180 degrees and now declared that there was Human-Caused Global Warming, not Global Cooling. But both Global Cooling and Global Warming had one thing in common: both were full of speculation and both lacked any corroborating evidence.

So I got disgusted with National Geographic and cancelled it. It’s pretty bad when you get angry just reading the titles of the articles on the cover, knowing they are going to be just more climate science BS.

About the same time I also cancelled my Scientific American and Science News and a few other subscriptions, for the same reason, they were promoting CAGW propagada without any evidence. They are still doing it today, but they aren’t getting any of my money to do it anymore.

Burl Henry
Reply to  Tom Abbott
June 5, 2019 7:12 pm

Tom Abbott:

“But both Global Cooling and Global Warming had one thing in common: both were full of speculation and both lacked any corroborating evidence.”

Actually, there IS corroborating evidence. Both the Global Cooling and the Global Warming events were, and are, largely man-made.

The cooling was caused by a massive increases in dimming anthropogenic SO2 aerosol emissions into the troposphere, totaling ~ 136 Megatons by 1979.

The warming is, unfortunately, being caused by global Clean Air efforts directed toward removing those emissions from the atmosphere (currently totaling an estimated 80 Megatons).

So, they were correct, but NOT for the reasons that they put forth.

CAGW due to the rise in atmospheric CO2 levels is a monumental hoax, and the global warming and environmental disasters that have been occurring are being caused by the environmental movement.

Reply to  Burl Henry
June 6, 2019 7:21 am

“But both Global Cooling and Global Warming had one thing in common: both were full of speculation and both lacked any corroborating evidence.”

Technically that would be two things in common.

There’s a third thing they have in common. According to the acolytes, both required massive increases in taxes and government control in order to fight.

John Robertson
June 5, 2019 8:52 pm

Her timing is immaculate,why to I see Slim Pickens riding the bomb?
As the National Geographic collapses,a Goron is appointed to ..take the blame?
Is Al Gore a professional Scapegoat?
Or just man pig bear.

Reply to  John Robertson
June 6, 2019 7:56 am

Dr. Strangelove, haven’t thought of that movie in a long time. Really great movie.

Just mentioning the movie since some here may not understand the reference.

Google Dr. Strangelove to see pictures of Slim Pickens on the bomb.

Joel O'Bryan(@joelobryan)
June 5, 2019 9:08 pm

Just one example of many dozens where the Klimate Kommissariat places partisans where they can spread the Klimate Propaganda… Pravda style. Editor positions, content managers, … Gate Keeping 101.

The Green Slime – these guys and gals have a sophisticated operation, a long list of professional organizations, news organizations, and periodicals (like Economist, Nat Geo, Popular Science) , where they make sure pressure is applied to boards to hire the “correct” people. And they manage a list of the “correct” people to recommend for hiring.

Al Gore figured this out for the US government in the 1990’s as VP for the climate scam he wanted to run. He was put in charge of environmental and climate messaging by Slick Willy. It just grew from there. Now professional organizations like and NRDC coordinate and act as a Clearing House with passing resumes and CV’s of the “correct” hires to these organizations to ensure no skeptics are hired, only approved Kool-aid drunk Klimate Krazies. Huge amounts of cross-pollination of people between these organizations to move-up and reward those loyal to Klimate Kause.

A similar thing happens on the Conservative-Republican side also with the Federalist Society tracking all Federal judges, giving them both public and private, secret scores for their rulings and writings. Only the highest ranked get on their list of potential Appellate and Supreme Court lists. Those Lists goes to Republicans like Trump, VP Pence, and Senator McConnell for Appellate and Supreme Court nomination consideration, and of course the press get these lists of top contenders. But there are other lists (non-judicial) that are held confidential to help guide hiring.

The exact same thing is happening on the Left with Democrats regarding bench appointments, and hiring of correct and highly scored people for positions where they can influence outcomes.

And that is how only “correct” people (for the climate hustle) get hired at Nat Geo.

michael hart
June 5, 2019 10:04 pm

“..Kreider served as senior vice president at Fenton Communications “

Fenton Communications?

Carl Friis-Hansen
Reply to  michael hart
June 5, 2019 11:56 pm

Fenton Communications – ref

Their Description:
“Fenton is a social change communications agency. We use the power of stories, media and technology to make the world a better place.”

One of their statements:
“Countering Climate Propaganda on DC TV
In Washington, DC all one sees is fossil fuel advertising – until our new ad series for The Partnership for Responsible Growth started this spring. Within the Beltway Bubble, ads regularly tout fossil fuels will bring us prosperity and jobs. The consequences of using them is almost INVISIBLE in that important city. Our new ad series is running on cable news channels in DC.”

Oils has been used for thousand of years, what is so wrong about that? Even Aladdin used an oil lamp. Instead of killing animals for oil, we are now using the already long-term dead animals, which I find wonderful and natural.

Carl Friis-Hansen
June 5, 2019 10:57 pm

“Kalee Kreider’s LinkedIn resumé is oddly missing a reference to the job she had between her departure from Al Gore’s office and her current “Kreider Strategies, LLC” position: her prominent June 2012 return to Fenton Communications. Who knows? It must not have worked out well.”


Maybe she worked for “the other side” for a while!? /SARC

Bill Parsons
June 5, 2019 11:00 pm

Rupert Murdoch is no fan of global warming. In fact he’s quite publicly anti-alarmist about warming and skeptical of man’s role. When he purchased the liberal National Geo several years ago there was a collective gasp from the left with fears that there would be a horrible bloodbath and sudden shift from politics to (gasp) science. I was at least hoping for a house cleaning and a few objective articles. I lost interest waiting. If he ever leavened the hardtack diet of green propaganda, I never heard, but I guess this answers it.

Joel O'Bryan(@joelobryan)
Reply to  Bill Parsons
June 5, 2019 11:34 pm

My guess is Jeff Bezos knows the Climate Scam is a scam. And he owns the WaPo.

These guys are smart to understand that Washington DC changes political sides like the the weather.
Get caught on the wrong side of a political issue when the winds shift… Bam!!!! Now the DOJ, IRS, SEC, FCC, FDIC, FBI, FEC, (and letters you’ve never heard of) and the janitor at the Bureau of Reclamation’s are all investigating and auditing your junk.

Geoff Sherrington(@sherro1)
June 5, 2019 11:15 pm

In 2014 Anthony kindly published my play upon National Geographic. I took the 2004 Natgeo issue on global warming, corrected some of the many errors and modernized it to make a comparative 2014 edition. Much was learned in that decade to 2014.
None of us expected Natgeo to openly admit to the 2004 errors, to update the knowledge to 2014 or in general to take any notice at all of the suggestions I made.

This, however, has to be considered in the light of the many readers who wrote of cancelling their Natgeo subscriptions years ago because the editorial standards had lost their way, with selective alarmism replacing objective science.
Now that there is a new chief Editor, maybe the topic can be raised again, so that the 2014 issue of NatGeo is updated with new science and old errors finally corrected to show a brand spanking new editorial approach in the corresponding 2019 issue, due out in a few months maybe?

Joel O'Bryan(@joelobryan)
Reply to  Geoff Sherrington
June 6, 2019 12:29 am

All these publications, from NatGeo, to Science Mag, to Nature will be hoping their readers don’t remember their dumb genuflections to Establishment Climate Science.
That is by 2030, they will hope their 3 remaining readers don’t remember the lies from 20 years earlier, and drop them like the other 30 Million readers did a decade earlier.

June 6, 2019 2:24 am

“The descent of National Geo may be complete.”


June 6, 2019 6:37 am

I’ve been boycotting them for years now. I turned back a gift subscription as the final act.

June 6, 2019 7:47 am

National Geographic, or NatGeo as it is branded for the science segments in public schools throughout the land, has gone the way of The Smithsonian…another fine magazine back in the day but is now a propaganda outlet for Brussels and the DNC.

Andy Pattullo
June 6, 2019 7:56 am

When does the iconic magazine cover switch from the highly recognizable yellow to red?

June 6, 2019 8:55 am

They do have pretty photographs.

Richard Burkel
June 6, 2019 1:01 pm

Fenton Commincations orchestrated the Alar scare which almost put the Northwest apple industry out of business years ago. Their main tools were ’60 minutes’ and net work news.

June 7, 2019 8:26 am

Are there any alternatives? I’m fine with the general narrative of non-catastrophic anthropogenic (uncertain contribution) global warming that may present some problems down the road, but all of my favorite science magazines/TV sources have gone political, and I’m not down with that.

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