This document is the Global Climate Coalition’s (GCC) October 1993 Climate Watch Bulletin (Volume 1 Issue 10). The bulletins were a part of GCC’s larger mission to oppose greenhouse gas regulations and contest the scientific validity of anthropogenic climate change through direct engagement and collaboration with affiliated climate deniers. Its membership spanned across the automotive, utility, manufacturing, petroleum, and mining industries. The bulletins generally updated readers on climate change policy and science developments.
This issue features a report titled “President Clinton Releases Climate Change Action Plan,” which applauds Clinton’s “reliance on business-government partnerships and voluntary initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.” The GCC was invited to the ceremony at the White House where “President Clinton explained that the goal will be ‘accomplished primarily by harnessing private market forces…and by establishing new public-private partnerships to bring out our best research and our best technologies.” The GCC had access to, and relationships with, various members of White House staff and policy-makers over many years, allowing them to shape U.S. climate policy, eventually a contributing factor to the U.S. withdrawal of the Kyoto Protocol.
The publication also highlights a recurring theme in the Climate Watch reports – the argument that “the majority of future greenhouse gas emissions will come from developing countries that are dependent on fossil-and carbon-based fuels whose economies and populations will experience tremendous growth during the next quarter century.”
This issue also contained the following pieces:
- Recent Study Lauds U.S. Environmental Record
- Edison Shelves Green-Pricing Program
- EPA Studies Economics of Climate Change
- Atmospheric Update
- Pushing Green Exports
- Better Cooperation with Industry
- DOE and IEA to Hold Workshop
- NCDC Opens Info Line
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