Tag Archives: global climate coalition

2014 Email from Leonard Bernstein to the Institute of Applied and Professional Ethics

An email from Lenny Bernstein, ExxonMobil Chemical Engineer to the Director of the Ohio University Institute of Applied and Professional Ethics that discuses how Exxon was aware of climate change fueled by the fossil fuel industry back in 1981. In his email, Bernstein refers to a giant natural gas field in Indonesia that ExxonMobil did […]

2001 State Department Briefing for Don Pearlman, Climate Council Meeting

This briefing was sent to Paula Dobriansky, who in 2001 was the Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs. She was also the head of delegation and the lead negotiator on US climate change policy[NN1]. The document was authored by then Acting Assistant Secretary for The Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES) Ken […]

1997 Shell Presentation “Sustainable Development – the challenge for energy”

This document is a presentation at the “Business and the Environment Programme” by John Jennings, a Shell Managing Director and Chairman of Shell Transport and Trading Company. Part of a larger collection discovered by Jelmer Mommers of De Correspondent in a trove of internal Shell documents, this presentation shows the discord within Shell, as some […]

1996 Global Climate Coalition: An Overview

This November 1996 document provides an overview of the Global Climate Coalition’s (GCC) position on climate change and provides insight into their lobbying and government engagement efforts.  The Global Climate Coalition was an industry-led group that opposed greenhouse gas regulation through direct lobbying, funding of right-wing front groups, and other tactics.  Its members included the […]

1996 IPIECA Report on Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP2)

This is a 1996 report on the Framework Convention on Climate Change (“COP2”) for the members of the International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (“IPIECA”), a group started in 1974 which serves as the main communication channel between the oil and gas industry and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (“UNFCCC”). Part of […]

1995 Global Climate Coalition Draft Climate Change Science Primer

A draft primer on climate change dated December 1995 after the IPCC 2nd assessment, acknowledging the scientific consensus, and explaining how uncertainty could still be stated. The last five pages on counterarguments was eliminated from the public version of the primer. The draft was created by Lenny Bernstein of Mobil Corporation. In the document, the […]