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   The Global Climate Coalition has been deactivated.  The industry voice on climate change has served its purpose by contributing to a new national approach to global warming. 
   The Bush administration will soon announce a climate policy that is expected to rely on the development of new technologies to reduce greenhouse emissions, a concept strongly supported by the GCC. 
   The coalition also opposed Senate ratification of the Kyoto Protocol that would assign such stringent targets for lowering greenhouse gas emissions that economic growth in the U. S. would be severely hampered and energy prices for consumers would skyrocket. The GCC also opposed the treaty because it does not require the largest developing countries to make cuts in their emissions.
   At this point, both Congress and the Administration agree that the U.S. should not accept the mandatory cuts in emissions required by the protocol. 


Ministry eyes ‘super’ ships to help cut CO2 emissions
Jan. 10 (Asahi Shimbun) - The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport plans to build special freight vessels and cut the transportation load on trucks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 1 million tons by 2010, ministry sources said.

Japan cools on climate pact
LONDON, Jan. 3 (BBC) - Japan is reported to be planning to relax its commitment to tackling climate change.

Year 2001 only slightly warmer than average: Study
   HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Jan. 10 (UniSci) - The 2001 calendar year was slightly warmer than "average," according to global climate data gathered by instruments aboard NOAA satellites. More.

Adult Amazon trees gain mass, puzzle scientists
   WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (National Geographic) - Research has shown that mature forest trees in the Amazon have gained in size over the last 20 years, but scientists aren’t sure what’s causing it. Nor do they know what affect it might have on global warming, although tropical forests in the Amazon are an important component in the global climate and water cycle.

Arctic keeps its cool, making winter mild
   CHICAGO, Dec. 13 (Sun-Times) - Move over, El Nino and La Nina. Make room for a new phrase in the weather lexicon: Arctic Oscillation. That’s the phenomenon responsible for the unseasonably warm, near-record-breaking unsnowy weather the Chicago area has been enjoying. More.

Scientists unsure of absorption
   SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 13 (Associated Press) - Scientists are uncertain how much of the carbon dioxide given off naturally each year within the North American ecosystem is reabsorbed by that system, complicating calculations of the net effect of human activities on emissions of the greenhouse gas. More.

GCC report details Kyoto Protocol impacts 
This report summarizes the major findings from four recent studies of the economic impact of greenhouse gas emissions limitations if the Kyoto Protocol were legally binding on the United States. The analysis by the GCC Economics Committee focuses on Employment, Economic Activity, Carbon Prices and Permit Trading, Energy Prices, Energy Demand, and the Electricity Sector.  Read report (requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader).  

GCC statement: N
ew technologies are most important in addressing climate
   The release of the U.N. Summary for Policymakers on the science of climate change reinforces the need for a voluntary program to develop new technologies for the worldwide reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
   Incredible progress is being made with new technologies, energy efficiency and conservation and innovative government/industry partnerships in virtually every industrial sector.
   Rather than focus on guesses of where we’ll be in 100 years, our focus must be on innovations and new technologies that offer unlimited potential for addressing concerns about climate change.

GCC Report
3rd annual inventory of voluntary actions

Keeping Cool on Global Warming


We should tune out the alarmists. We should keep the human effect in perspective. We should remember that climate change is natural. Mostly, we shouldn't panic.

Read this article in
The Boston Globe
December 17, 2001

Global Warming: A guide to the science

Dr. Sallie Baliunas, the distinguished Harvard astrophysicist, and Dr. Willie Soon are the co-authors of Global Warming: A Guide to the Science, a new book that refutes the widespread belief that increased industrial activity is causing potentially catastrophic global warming.

Read the book online at

of the Congress

Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD), joined by Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), recently introduced S.1766, “The Energy Policy Act of 2002,” which includes a number of claims on global warming.  The National Center for Public Policy Research uses scientific studies to refute the claims made in S.1766’s Section 1001, “Sense of Congress on Global Warming.”

Read this commmentary
National Center for
Public Policy Research

The GCC's 
Climate Action Agenda 
for the  21st Century

 Climate change is a long-term, global issue and policies to address climate concerns must be designed for the long-term by all nations. It is imperative that climate policies focus on responsible voluntary actions, including further research, innovation and deployment of current and potential future technologies in developed and developing nations. Unrealistic targets and timetables, such as those called for under the Kyoto Protocol, are not achievable without severely harming the U.S. economy and all American families, workers, seniors and children. A new approach to climate policy is needed. 

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Global Warming on the Hot Seat


Scientists at a meeting of the American Geophysical Union are uncertain about how much carbon dioxide given off naturally is reabsorbed into the North American ecosystem.

Read column in
The Washington Times


Politics vs. Science

Environmental Defense Fund: "There is a strong likelihood of considerably wetter winters and springs. We also anticipate the possibility for increased variability - a series of wet years followed by dry years - as well as an overall increase in El Niño-type conditions."

Prof. William Sprigg, atmospheric chemist, University of Arizona: "I'm suspicious of statements like that. The average warming of the globe doesn't allow us to say what's going to happen in individual places."

Dr. John Christy, climate researcher, University of Alabama: "Reports like this are filled with ifs, maybes and coulds. What we do know is that the climate varies naturally."

Prof. F. Sherwood Rowland, atmospheric chemist and Nobel Laureate, University of California, Irvine: "The combination of things that might happen due to global warming make it worth trying to slow its effects now. But climate models are limited about what they can say will happen."

Orange County Register
June 19, 2001


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