This document is the Global Climate Coalition’s (GCC) May 1994 Climate Watch Bulletin (Volume 2 Issue 5). 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, petroleum, and mining industries. The bulletins generally updated readers on climate change policy and science developments.
This bulletin reflected an Air and Waste Management Association conference “on global climate change.” GCC Executive Director John Shlaes presented on the importance of fossil fuel development and the United States’ economy. At the same conference, the bulletin noted “[n]ew scientific evidence [was] presented by Dr. George Kukla of Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory suggest[ing] that the burning of fossil fuels may in fact be responsible for maintaining an essential atmospheric balance and that cutbacks in fossil fuel use may actually enhance the greenhouse effect.”
On the next page, the bulletin’s “Foreign News Digest” countered Dr. Kukla’s findings with evidence refuting the scientific basis of the greenhouse effect, the risk of coastal flooding, and melting ice sheets. In some instances, the evidence the section cited had already been reported in prior bulletins.
This issue also contained the following pieces:
- GCC Presents New Technology Export Guide To Commerce Secretary Ron Brown
- Give Voluntary Industry Initiatives A Chance To Work, GCC Tells Senate
- DOE, Utilities Announce New Initiatives Under ‘Climate Challenge’ Program
- Climate Change Alters International Economic, Political and Social Landscape
- Warming Alarmists Recant
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