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1998 Greening Earth Society Report “The CO2 Issue”

The Greening Earth Society (GES) was created by the Western Fuels Association, a consortium of coal suppliers and utilities, in 1998 to counter what it considered an “unnecessary fear among the public” of climate change. The same year as its founding, the GES published this report, The CO2 Issue, to provide what they deemed to […]

1997 GCC STAC January Meeting Minutes

The Global Climate Coalition’s (GCC) Science and Technology Assessment Committee’s (STAC) January 16, 1997 meeting minutes and February 12, 1997 meeting agenda were submitted, along with other GCC documents, during discovery in Green Mtn. Chrysler Plymouth Dodge Jeep v. Crombie and Central Valley Chrysler-Jeep, Inc. v. Witherspoon. The January meeting, held at Southern Company’s offices, […]

1996 GCC “The IPCC: Institutionalized ‘Scientific Cleansing'” Memo, Corresponding Media and Open Letters

These documents reflect the Global Climate Coalition’s (GCC) aggressive attack on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) process – targeting Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Dr. Ben Santer through a coordinated communications and media campaign. These documents were provided by Dr. Santer. The industry-funded GCC opposed greenhouse gas regulations through direct engagement and collaboration with […]

1996 Global Climate Coalition Science and Technology April Minutes and Membership

These documents reflect meeting minutes and work product of the industry-led Global Climate Coalition’s (GCC) Science and Technology Assessment Committee (STAC). The 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. These documents demonstrate […]

1996 Global Climate Coalition Science and Technology January and February Meeting Materials

The Global Climate Coalition’s (GCC) Science and Technology Assessment Committee’s (STAC) January 1996 meeting minutes were submitted along with other STAC papers during discovery in Green Mtn. Chrysler Plymouth Dodge Jeep v. Crombie and Central Valley Chrysler-Jeep, Inc. v. Witherspoon. Covered in part by The New York Times in 2009, the full set is available […]

1995 Patrick Michaels Expert Testimony for WFA Case

This testimony by Patrick Michaels, then Senior Fellow of Environmental studies at the Cato Institute, was used as expert opinion by Western Fuels Association (“WFA”) before the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. The hearing was in St. Paul, Minnesota to determine the environmental cost of coal burning power plants in the state. Richard Lindzen, Robert Balling, […]

1994 Nightline Special “Is Science for Sale?”

On February 24th, 1994, ABC’s Nightline aired a news segment titled, “Is Science for Sale?” Its host, Ted Koppel, explained the piece was prompted by a conversation with then Vice President Al Gore. The segment features many prominent climate change deniers including: Fred Singer of the Science and Environmental Policy Project, Ron Arnold of the […]

1991 CATO Climate Denial Conference Flyer and Schedule

This is an advertisement and schedule for a 1991 Cato Institute Conference titled “Global Environmental Crises: Science or Politics?”. The conference was a preemptive gathering before the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro. Cato worried the upcoming Rio conference was a sign of “marching toward a new world order […]

1990 Patrick Michaels Curriculum Vitae

This is a 1990 CV for Patrick Michaels, a known climate skeptic with longstanding financial ties to the fossil fuel industry. Michaels has been an outspoken advocate for industry interests on issues relating to emissions regulation and climate change for decades – this CV documents some of his early connections with climate-denying organizations and fuel […]


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