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1998 American Petroleum Institute Global Climate Science Communications Team Action Plan

April 3, 1998, American Petroleum Institute’s secret plan was launched – the Global Climate Science Communications Team. The plan was created the year after the Kyoto Protocol was signed. It was developed by representatives from Exxon, specifically Randy Randol. The plan includes a multimillion dollar, multi-year budget to install “uncertainty” in the public policy arena.  Target audiences […]

1997 Global Climate Coalition NYT Advertisements

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, […]

1995 GCC Year-End Climate Watch Bulletin Vol. 3 Issue 5

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, […]

GCC “Biographical Profile: John B. Shlaes” Backgrounder

This Global Climate Coalition (GCC) backgrounder and corresponding biography reflect GCC Executive Director John Shlaes’ career. 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. Shlaes was appointed to the position in […]

1992 Shlaes Appointed GCC Executive Director

This document is a January 24, 1992 article published in The Energy Daily titled, “Climate Coalition’s Shlaes Seeks Major Role In Global, Domestic Greenhouse Debates.” The article covers the Global Climate Coalition and its Executive Director, John Shlaes. The industry-funded GCC opposed greenhouse gas regulations through direct engagement and collaboration with affiliated climate deniers from […]

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 […]

1991 Information Council on the Environment Climate Denial Ad Campaign

This compilation of documents contains information regarding the group Information Council on the Environment (also known as Informed Citizens for the Environment) or ICE, which was formed in 1991 to “reposition global warming as theory (not fact).” This collection reveals a public relations campaign run by Simmons advertising that tested target audiences in Fargo, ND, Flagstaff, […]

1991 Information Council on the Environment Test Denial Campaign Plan and Survey

This entry contains two documents generated in early 1991 for the Information Council on the Environment or ICE. The first document is a “Test Market Proposal” for ICE that outlines a a half a million dollar campaign of “awareness” targeted in test media markets. ICE is a project sponsored by the utility trade group Edison […]

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 […]

1989 GCC Membership

This is a 1989 membership list of the Global Climate Coalition (GCC). 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. At its formation the, GCC was housed within the National Association […]