These press clippings were preserved by the Global Climate Coalition (GCC). The industry-funded GCC opposed greenhouse gas regulations through direct engagement and collaboration with affiliated climate deniers from 1989 to 2002. Its membership spanned across the automotive, utility, manufacturing, petroleum, and mining industries.
The first article, “Satellite vs. Surface: Two Points of View on Global Warming,” appeared in The Washington Post in July. That article cited John Christy and Roy Spencer, regular scientific spokesmen for the climate denial network, who compared satellite temperature readings to surface temperature data. The GCC regularly cited Christy and Spencer’s satellite data, which was later debunked, until at least 1998. The GCC also highlighted this article in their September Climate Watch Bulletin.
The second article, “Let’s cool the rhetoric about global warming,” from the Nashville Banner, was written entirely by Christy.
This document is part of the private collection of Nicky Sundt, a Washington-based climate change science, policy and communications expert.
Interested in more GCC documents? See more in the full Global Climate Coalition collection.