This document is the Global Climate Coalition’s (GCC) April 1994 Climate Watch Bulletin (Volume 2 Issue 4). 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 focused on the role of industry in demonstrations of the U.S.’ commitment to environmental protection, both through their symbolic role in Earth Day and in contributing to U.S. positions on international climate policy. In GCC Executive Director John Shlaes’ column, he praises the ambition of industry in spite of “unprecedented levels” of regulation, citing commitments made by industry of “billions of dollars to develop the technology and systems that have made the United States the undisputed environmental leader in the world.”Addressing calls for large-scale investments in environmental and efficiency improvements, Shlaes warns of the “magnitude of these potential expenditures,” and emphasizes the “imperative that regulatory requirements be driven by scientifically based priorities and objective cost criteria.” Shlaes concludes that “while U.S. industry will do its part, additional improvements in the world’s environment will also depend on actions taken in China, India, and the former Soviet Union.”
This issue also contained the following pieces:
- GCC Report Outlines Climate Change Policy Goals And Actions
- GCC Assails Claims That Convention Is “Inadequate,” Suggests Course of Action For INC 10
- Declassified Data Answer Climate Questions
- “Power Failure” Creates Fireworks Between Enviros, World Bank
- GCC Report Outlines Climate Change Policy
- Washington Events Will Highlight Industry Role In Climate Action
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