Ed. note: This call-for-support by Gregory Wrightstone in December 2020 is reproduced below given the importance of the CO2 Coalition in the climate debate, as well as its central participation in the Heartland Institute’s 14th International Conference on Climate Change. “The Great Reset: Climate Realism vs. Climate Socialism” begins tomorrow in Las Vegas.
The American oil and gas industries are facing an existential threat to their businesses with the presidency of Joe Biden.
In his “victory” speech on November 7, Biden stated, “America has called upon us to…[fight] the battle to save our planet by getting climate under control.” The Biden Plan includes long list of harmful proposals, including “denying federal permits for new fossil fuel infrastructure projects, and ensuring 100% clean renewable energy by 2035.”
Biden has made it abundantly clear with his cabinet picks that he intends to make you and your employees sacrificial lambs for the global climate cause, starting with John Kerry, who will be his new special envoy on climate. Possibly even more concerning is his likely secretary of the treasury, Janet Yellen, who has long been a strong supporter of carbon taxation schemes. “When the central problem is the damage caused by greenhouse gas emissions, the cleanest and most efficient way to address it is to tax those emissions,” says Ms. Yellen.
What can you do to combat this march to energy poverty and ruin? You can join me and the CO2 Coalition in our defense of science and facts to confront misinformation used to demonize fossil fuels and a byproduct of their use, carbon dioxide….
Who is the CO2 Coalition?
Therefore, I was excited to join the CO2 Coalition as Executive Director in January to lead an impressive group of scientists. The CO2 Coalition was established in 2015 as a 501(c)(3) to educate thought leaders, policy makers and the public about the important contributions of carbon dioxide to our lives and the economy. The Coalition seeks to engage in an informed discussion about climate change, humans’ role in the climate system, the limitations of climate models and the consequences of mandated reductions in CO2 emissions.
In carrying out our mission, we seek to strengthen the understanding of the role of science and the scientific process in addressing complex public policy issues like climate change. Science produces empirical, measurable, objective facts and provides a means for testing hypotheses that can be replicated and potentially disproven. Approaches to policy that do not adhere to the scientific process risk grave damage to the economy, to science and to people.
The coalition’s leadership and its 60 members are a who’s who of eminent scientists studying carbon dioxide and climate change, including atmospheric physicists, climatologists, ecologists, statisticians, and energy experts.
Our strength is in advancing and researching the science that disputes the so-called “consensus” global warming narrative. Recent papers include Methane and Climate, On Climate Sensitivity, and What Rising CO2 Means for Global Food Security. Our most recent publication, titled The Global Mean Temperature Anomaly Record: How it works and why it is misleading, was just released in early December by two of the top climate scientists in the world, Richard Lindzen of MIT and John Christy of the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
We are also active in advocating against destructive policy proposals being advocated at both the state and national levels and have been particularly active in Pennsylvania. I have testified twice concerning climate and the proposed Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). Our current Executive Director, Caleb Rossiter, testified in Harrisburg in September concerning RGGI as well. On December 4, the Coalition posted a press release concerning RGGI: CO2 Coalition calls for the removal of misinformation used in support of Pennsylvania carbon tax.
The Coalition has committed to a greatly expanded communication strategy to present our message to the public, legislators and thought leaders. We can play an important role in shaping public opinion and influencing the discussion across the nation and the world. Our planned communication expansion requires additional funding above our normal budgeting….
The climate alarmism industry and its media allies present a daily barrage of false, misleading, and one-sided information designed to convince people that a climate crisis is at hand. As the years pass, the “climate crisis” keeps being pushed into the future. Why? Because the forces of collectivism and big, controlling government are using it as a means to gain more control over us.
The global climate agenda, as promoted by the United Nations, is to overhaul the entire global economy, usher in socialism, and forever transform society as one in which individual liberty and economic freedom are crushed.
Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, recently penned an article for the special edition of TIME that focused exclusively on the Great Reset, titled ‘A Better Economy Is Possible. But We Need to Reimagine Capitalism to Do It.’ That article reveals the crux of the Great Reset.
As the Heartland Institute’s Chris Talgo explains, Klaus and the WEF plan to exploit the COVID crisis in the short term, and the “climate crisis” in the long-term, to replace free-market capitalism with what they call “stakeholder capitalism.” That would usher in a command-and-control structure on a global scale. And there appears to be little to stop them.
This will be the most important event of the year to counter climate alarmism, and the imposition of the Great Reset, with the best scientists and experts from around the world on those topics.