Global Climate Coalition

The Global Climate Coalition (GCC, German: Global Climate Coalition ) was an association of several global corporations particularly the automotive industry and the oil industry, whose goal was to prevent government action to reduce the emission of carbon dioxide.

The GCC was formed in 1989 in response to the establishment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and was until 2002 operates. Its members included, among others, the oil companies Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch Shell, BP and Texaco as well as the car maker Ford, General Motors and Daimler Chrysler. "In 2002 .... broke the unification. Nowadays some of the opponents are of once one of the biggest proponents of national and international climate policies. "

Your goals pursued by the GCC by sowed doubts about the scientific evidence for global warming. To this end, she moved one hand basic scientific findings to the public in doubt and gave the other hand, the actual uncertainties of the state of research in detail questions as fundamental uncertainties. She managed to place so-called climate skeptics in public media discussions and thereby give the public the false impression that it was stated that global warming is not a consensus in science, but a scientific controversy.

The climate scientist Stefan Rahmstorf keeps the GCC to have for years misled about the scientific facts and decisive climate action ever further delayed decision-makers. Al Gore has the GCC alleged to have committed " a heavier fraud as Madoff ." The GCC have lied to people who have trusted them to take money.