This document is the Global Climate Coalition’s (GCC) March 1994 Climate Watch Bulletin (Volume 2 Issue 3). The bulletins were a part of GCC’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.
In this bulletin’s article, “GCC States Dismay Over Policy Shift,” the coalition wrote of their fears of imminent emissions regulations. The article reported that the State Department previewed the GCC on the 9th Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee’s determination that industrialized countries needed to make more commitments under the Framework Convention on Climate Change. The GCC was “very concerned this may be perceived as the first step toward mandatory targets and timetables.”
This bulletin also covered ABC’s Nightline piece, “Is Science for Sale?” The special covered the work and funding of climate science deniers like Fred Singer, often cited by the GCC. The bulletin argued that Al Gore attempted to influence the Nightline segment while ignoring the central thesis of the piece – the trend of climate scientists receiving support from fossil fuel interests. The GCC also contacted reporters with the same argument.
This issue also contained the following pieces: “U.S Asks INC To Rethink Treaty,” “Climate Treaty Changes May Stifle Economic Growth,” “Rep. Dingell Questions Climate Policy Shift,” “Latest Data Show Warming Forecasts Inaccurate,” “White House To Hold Climate Change Conference In April,” “Marshall Institute Finds No Warming,” and “Global Climate Change Conference.”
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