1996 GCC Position Statement in Support of Scientific and Economic Research

This Global Climate Coalition (GCC) 1996 position statement reflects the GCC’s stance on climate related scientific and economic research. The GCC opposed greenhouse gas regulations and contested 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 GCC highlighted uncertainties in climate science and echoed previous calls for further study:

“With existing uncertainties in science and potential impacts, society may attempt to protect itself at an unnecessary high cost against what may be low probability or theoretically possible future impacts. Resolving uncertainty about the true nature of climate change risk allows for more efficient timing of any necessary mitigation and adaptation policies, and avoids unfounded and expensive reactions that may ultimately prove unnecessary.”

Interested in more GCC documents? See more in the full Global Climate Coalition collection.

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