Tag Archives: 2000

2000 Letter from Exxon climate expert to Keigwin

This 2000 document is a letter from Brian Flannery, an Exxon climate scientist, to Dr. Lloyd Keigwin, discussing a prior call between the two. Keigwin is a senior scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and he published a piece on the Sargasso Sea surface temperatures. According to Flannery’s letter, Keigwin accused Exxon of misrepresenting […]

2000 Letter from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute to ExxonMobil

This document contains a 2000 correspondence between Lloyd D. Keigwin, the Senior Scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and Peter Altman, Exxon’s National Campaign Coordinator. In the letter, Keigwin references his scientific study on ocean warming and the  Sargasso Sea, which was published in Science in 1996. Keigwin asserts that Exxon misrepresented data contained therein, specifically […]

2000 Economist article – “Big business bows to global warming”

An article marking a shift in the chemical and petroleum industry’s acknowledgement of global climate change and its relationship to carbon emissions. The article demonstrates the voluntary measures adopted by industry to mitigate losses on internal rates of return due to carbon-based expenses. Specifically, DuPont stated its intent to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by two-thirds by 2010 compared […]

2000 GCC “Industry Voluntary Actions Already Important Factor”

This Global Climate Coalition (GCC) press release emphasized the importance of U.S. industry’s voluntary efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It also included the list of actions industry undertook that year. 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 […]

2000 “Candidate Gore endorses GCC agenda” News Release

This 2000 Global Climate Coalition (GCC) press release, preserved on the Internet Archive, welcomed Candidate Al Gore’s Climate Initiative. 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. The GCC touted Gore’s […]

2000 Congressional Briefing on Air Pollution and Global Warming Report

These documents reflect the Environmental and Energy Study Institute’s (EESI) May 2000 Congressional briefing on “Air Pollution, Global Warming and Petroleum Security: Is Vehicle Technology the Answer?” It was sent to the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers’ (AIAM) Environment and Energy Subcommittee and includes EESI’s meeting notice and two presentations from the meeting’s panel. It […]

2000 ExxonMobil Global Climate Change Op-Ed Series

In April 2000, Exxon published a collection of Op Eds it had submitted across the country in order to influence public understanding of the risks of climate change and proposed solutions. The series here includes articles entitled “Do No Harm,” “Unsettled Science,” “The Promise of Technology,” and “The Path Forward on Climate Change.” Each of […]

2000 GCC “Oil Prices an Omen for Life under Kyoto Protocol”

This Global Climate Coalition (GCC) News Release attacked the Kyoto protocol and promoted “voluntary programs” to address emission reductions instead. Quoted in the release, Executive Director of the GCC, Glenn Kelly stated: “The current fuel price increases are a harbinger of things to come if a United Nations climate treaty is allowed to enter into […]

2000 ExxonMobil Global Climate Change: A Better Path Forward

This pamphlet is a collection of information aimed to highlight uncertainty around climate models and whether fossil fuels contribute to climate change. The article offers alternative theories and research, many of which are supported by Exxon rather than independent scientists. “A Better Path Forward” includes a forward by then Exxon CEO Lee Raymond and underestimate […]