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2008 financial contributions from Exxon to Dr. Willie Soon

This compilation of documents contains contracts and correspondence related to scientist Wei Hock “Willie” Soon, his climate change research and his relationship with the corporate oil industry. Willie Soon’s climate change research has been consistently cited by parties seeking to doubt the human effect on climate change. Coincidentally, documents reveal that Soon received massive funding from the oil industry, especially Exxon, in relation to […]

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 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 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 […]

1992 GCC Media on Organizational Structure

This document is a 1991 article from The Energy Daily by Dennis Wamsted. The article titled, Global Climate Coalition Prepares For The Long Haul, reports the structure, operations, and leadership of the Global Climate Coalition: “Currently, the coalition has 54 members, 31 so-called board-level members and 23 general members. This membership number is somewhat deceiving, […]

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, […]

1989 GCC, Southern Company Solicit Meetings with Senators

This document is a 1989 letter from the Global Climate Coalition (GCC) attempting to solicit meetings with senators and their staff. This document was featured in Utilities Knew, a report published by the Energy and Policy Institute that shows electric utility companies understood climate change as far back as the 1960s. The industry-funded GCC opposed […]

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 […]