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Global Climate Coalition Dobrianksy

2001 State Department Briefing for Global Climate Coalition Meeting

The briefing was sent to Paula Dobriansky, who in 2001 was the Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs. She was also the head of delegation and the lead negotiator on US climate change policy[NN1]. The document was authored by then Acting Assistant Secretary for The Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs […]

1998 American Petroleum Institute Global Climate Science Communications Team Action Plan

April 3, 1998, American Petroleum Institute’s secret plan was launched – the Global Climate Science Communications Team. The plan was created the year after the Kyoto Protocol was signed. It was developed by representatives from Exxon, specifically Randy Randol. The plan includes a multimillion dollar, multi-year budget to install “uncertainty” in the public policy arena.  Target audiences […]

1996 Global Climate Coalition: An Overview

This November 1996 document provides an overview of the Global Climate Coalition’s (GCC) position on climate change, providing insight into their lobbying and government engagement efforts. The Global Climate Coalition opposed greenhouse gas regulations through direct lobbying and front group funding from 1989 to 2002. Its members included the National Association of Manufacturers, American Petroleum Institute, Ford […]

1996 Exxon presentation “Purported Impact of Climate Change on Human Health”

This 1996 presentation was given by Exxon Biomedical Sciences’ D. J. Devlin, titled “Purported Impact of Climate Change on Human Health.” The presentation discussed the impacts of climate change on human health. Emphasizing “key knowledge gaps,” the presentation eschewed evidence that changes in global temperature could negatively impact natural regulatory systems, or make epidemics, like […]

1996 IPIECA Report on Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP2)

This is a 1996 report on the Framework Convention on Climate Change (“COP2”) for the members of the International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (“IPIECA”), a group started in 1974 which serves as the main communication channel between the oil and gas industry and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (“UNFCCC”). Part of […]

1995 Global Climate Coalition Draft Climate Change Science Primer

A draft primer on climate change dated December 1995 after the IPCC 2nd assessment. The document acknowledged the scientific consensus of climate change while explaining how uncertainty could still be stated. The last five pages on counterarguments were eliminated from the public version of the primer. The draft was created by Lenny Bernstein of Mobil […]


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