These Global Climate Coalition (GCC) advertisements were placed in the New York Times during the negotiation process of the Kyoto Protocol. These ads were preserved on PolluterWatch. 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.
Below are only three advertisements that were part of a larger industry-funded campaign. While one of the advertisements is solely attributed to the GCC, “Don’t Risk Our Economic Future,” the other two ads credit the GCC along with a large number of other trade organizations. Many of the other trades that paid for the ads along with the GCC were also members of GCC at the time (i.e. the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, American Petroleum Institute, Edison Electric Institute, National Association of Manufacturers, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers‘ Coalition for Vehicle Choice, and National Mining Association).
“Don’t Risk Our Economic Future”
“Not Global, Won’t Work”
“Kyoto Cools Economy”
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