This document is a brochure published by the Global Climate Coalition (GCC). The GCC was an industry-funded organization that 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.
In this brochure, the GCC attacked the design and implementation of the Kyoto Protocol claiming that it “threatens U.S. sovereignty and security.” It also challenged the necessity of any international treaty stating, “Voluntary action is already lowering greenhouse gas emissions while scientists still debate the potential human impacts on climate.” This pamphlet was distributed at the Sixth Conference of the Parties according to conference attendees.
In addition to quoting climate deniers such as John Christy, the brochure emphasized the uncertainty of climate science as a tool to opposed the Kyoto Protocol, which it claimed threatened “U.S. sovereignty and security.”
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