"As a paper published in the journal Environmental Politics shows, green movements have continued to grow, reaching more people every year. What has changed is that a powerful counter-movement, led by corporate-funded thinktanks, has waged war on green policies. 'This counter-movement has been central to the reversal of US support for environmental protection, both domestically and internationally.' A similar shift has taken place in other countries. Many of the thinktanks were set up in the 1970s by businesses and multi-millionaires seeking to limit employment rights and prevent the distribution of wealth."