This document is the Global Climate Coalition’s (GCC) 1995 “Year-End” Climate Watch Bulletin. The GCC bulletins were a part of the group’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.
During the same month that the GCC ’s Science and Technology Assessment Committee accepted anthropogenic climate change, debunked natural warming “contrarian theories,” and deliberately redacted those criticisms from the public copy, this bulletin emphasized those same scientists and their conclusions. The bulletin also cited scientists they deemed “not convincing” like Patrick Michaels and Richard Lindzen in “Iceberg Calving Not Due To Climate Change” and “What Scientific Concensus[sic]?” respectively.
Regarding anthropogenic climate change, “What the Media Hasn’t Told You About the IPCC Report” said that “[t]he warming that has occurred to date … is within the range of natural variability … no credible scientific evidence exists which shows that these changes have been caused by human activity.” Reinforcing that point, in “Warming Forecasts Cut In Half,” the GCC wrote, “[w]hat scientists still don’t know is what role man’s activities will play compared to the much more powerful natural variations in climate change.” In “National Academy Of Science Reaches For Health Link To Climate Change,” the bulletin declared that “natural variations” will influence “regional and global temperature changes … regardless of attempts made to reduce man-made emissions of greenhouse gases. As a result,” the piece continued, “scarce human and capital resources should be directed toward preventing and mitigating the effects of current and potential health crises rather than focusing on the marginal impact (if any) resulting from man-made greenhouse gas emissions.”
This issue also contained the following pieces:
- Climate Negotiations Move Ahead Rapidly
- Mexican Plant Sends Pollution Across Border
- CO2 Tax Not Environmental Says Norwegian Company
- Rising Coal Use In Asia Pacific Region Causes Alarm
- Timing and the Cost of Emissions Reductions Strategies
- The Impact of Carbon Dioxide Emission Reductions on Living Standards and Lifestyles
- New Perspectives on Climate Change Policies Revealed at ACCF Conference
- Costs and Benefits of Greenhouse Gas Reduction
- Developing a Framework for Short- and Long-Run Decisions on Climate Policies
- Study Looks at Policy Responses to Rio Agreement
- EPRI Developing Greenhouse Gas Accounting Framework (GGAF)
- EEI Project Encourages International GHG Mitigation Projects
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