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2001 ExxonMobil’s Randol Memo to White House on IPCC Team

This February 6, 2001 fax and memorandum was sent to John Howard at the White House Center for Environmental Quality from Exxon lobbyist Randy Randol. The memo makes recommendations for changing the U.S. team working on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Third Assessment while arguing for a delay to the proceedings themselves. The […]

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1998 Greening Earth Society Promotional Material

In 1998, the Western Fuels Association (WFA) launched the Greening Earth Society (GES) to counter what it considered an “unnecessary fear among the public” of climate change. The same year as its founding, GES published a report titled, “The CO2 Issue,” along with the film, “The Greening of Planet Earth Continues.” The film was a sequel to […]

1996 Global Climate Coalition Science and Technology “Scientific Uncertainties From the IPCC 2nd Assessment Report” Attachment

This document reflects a report produced for the industry-led Global Climate Coalition’s (GCC) Science and Technology Assessment Committee (STAC) for its April 1996 meeting. This document was submitted during discovery in Green Mtn. Chrysler Plymouth Dodge Jeep v. Crombie and Central Valley Chrysler-Jeep, Inc. v. Witherspoon. The report was created to refute the IPCC’s Second […]

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, […]

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, […]

1995 GCC and Accu-Weather Draft Report “Changing Weather? Facts and Fallacies about Climate Change” and Supplemental Attachments

From the private collection of Nicky Sundt, a Washington-based climate change science, policy and communications expert, this 1995 pre-publication draft report and its corresponding attachments were prepared by Accu-Weather, Inc. for the Global Climate Coalition (GCC). The report, titled “Changing Weather? Facts and Fallacies about Climate Change,” emphasized uncertainty in climate change science while promoting […]

1995 GCC “Climate Change: Your Passport to the Facts”

From the private collection of Nicky Sundt, a Washington-based climate change science, policy and communications expert, this document is a passport sized booklet published and distributed by the Global Climate Coalition titled, “Climate Change: Your Passport To The Facts.” The GCC was an industry-funded organization that opposed greenhouse gas regulations through direct engagement and collaboration […]

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 […]

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1994 GCC “Issues and Options: Potential Global Climate Change”

This document is a report by the Global Climate Coalition (GCC) titled, “Issues & Options: Potential Global Climate Change.” 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. […]

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1992 Western Fuels Association “The Greening of Planet Earth”

The 1992 video, “The Greening of Planet Earth,” was produced by the Institute of Biospheric Research (IBR) with funding from the Western Fuels Association (WFA). IBR President and climate change denier Sherwood Idso was heavily featured in the film. The production claimed that increased levels of CO2 would cause a “greening of planet earth,” a positive […]