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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

2014 Western States Petroleum Association climate deception campaign

This 2014 document contains a presentation given by the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA). The presentation begins by painting environmentalists and the climate change movement as bringing about, “the worst of times” for the fossil fuel industry. The presentation then details WSPA’s various campaigns and coalitions focused on “respond[ing] to aggressive anti-oil initiatives in the West” and “provid[ing] an opportunity for the […]

2001 State Department Briefing for Don Pearlman, Climate Council Meeting

This 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 (OES) Ken […]

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 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 […]

2014 Email from Leonard Bernstein to the Institute of Applied and Professional Ethics

An email from Lenny Bernstein, ExxonMobil Chemical Engineer to the Director of the Ohio University Institute of Applied and Professional Ethics that discuses how Exxon was aware of climate change fueled by the fossil fuel industry back in 1981. In his email, Bernstein refers to a giant natural gas field in Indonesia that ExxonMobil did […]

2001 State Department Briefing for Follow-Up Exxon Meeting

This 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 Shell Report “Profits and Principles – does there have to be a choice?”

This 1998 document, “Profits and Principles – does there have to be a choice?”, is about Royal Dutch/Shell Group’s (“Shell”) “financial, social and environmental” responsibilities. A part of a larger collection discovered by Jelmer Mommers of De Correspondent in a trove of internal Shell documents, this report is the genesis of Shell’s eventual advertising campaign […]


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