Civil Society Coalition on Climate Change

Civil Society Coalition on Climate Change (CSCCC)

Background

The Civil Society Coalition on Climate Change (CSCCC) is a group of 60 non-profit organizations that “seeks to educate the public about the science and economics of climate change in an impartial manner.” [1]

CSCCC published a “Civil Society Report on Climate Change” in 2007, shortly before the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change conference in Bali. [8]

CSCCC experts have made media appearances, including Julian Morris’s 2007 feature on Larry King Live, and his televised debate in 2008 with IPCC head Rajendra Pachauri. [2]

The group’s website and blog csccc.info was registered on November 5, 2007 by Domains By Proxy LLC. Domains By Proxy advertises itself as offering anonymity on the WHOIS registry, enabling the actual registrant of the website to conceal their identity. [3]

CSCCC‘s website no longer exists and it’s unclear as to whether the organization is still in operation.

Stance on Climate Change

May 2010

The CSCCC published an article on its website titled “Green tariffs make no sense,” which included the following quotes:

“International climate talks in Bonn last weekend were trying to salvage December’s failed Copenhagen summit. But some rich countries are imposing their own carbon limits anyway, and threatening to curb imports from poor countries that are not. We believe this will cripple the rich economies and harm the poor countries without doing much about emissions.”

“Industries in rich countries face punitive and expensive measures against climate change. Many fear they will be unable to compete with countries that do not have such emissions restrictions, and fear manufacturing and jobs will move away to them.” [14]

November 2007

The CSCCC concluded the following in a report:

“The Civil Society Report on Climate Change concludes that such emissions caps [proposed in a post-Kyoto treaty] would be counterproductive: they would undermine economic development, harm the poor, and would be unlikely to address the problem of climate change in a meaningful way.”

“… adaptation is the best way to enable people to deal with a changing climate.” [4]

The CSCCC summarized the following conclusions in a press release on its website: [16]

“Cutting greenhouse gas emissions in the coming two decades is not a cost-effective way to address climate change.”

“Deaths from climate related natural disasters have fallen dramatically since the 1920s, as a result of economic growth and technological development. With continued economic growth, the death rate is likely to continue to fall regardless of climate change. (The number of reported natural disasters has increased continuously since 1900 for various reasons, including population growth and improvements in communication; climate change is most likely not one of them.)”

“There is no evidence that climate change has caused an increase in disease. If the main causes of diseases such as diarrhoea and malaria are properly addressed, climate change will not increase their incidence.”

 “Global restrictions on greenhouse gases would undermine the capacity of people in poor countries to address the problems they face today as well as in the future by retarding economic growth and general economic development.”

“Instead of pushing emissions restrictions and failed ‘aid’ policies, governments should focus on reducing barriers to economic growth and adaptation – e.g. removing trade barriers and decentralising management of water and land.”

Funding

Key Members of the CSCCC have received funding from oil and gas and tobacco companies. Some examples include:

Key People

Contributors to CSCCC‘s “Civil Society Report on Climate Change” (PDF) include: [8]

Julian Morris has also contributed (PDF) to CSCCC publications. [9]

Actions

December 3, 2007

The CSCCC published a “Civil Society Report on Climate Change” (PDF) that concluded “Cutting greenhouse gas emissions in the coming two decades is not a cost-effective way to address climate change.” [8]

The report was written by climate change skeptics Paul Reiter, Indur M. Goklany, Douglas Southgate, Brent Sohngen, and Wolfgang Kasper. [8]

Civil Society Coalition on Climate Change Contact

As of September 24, 2014 the website for the Civil Society Coalition on Climate Change provided the following contact information: [7]

Email: [email protected]

Member organizations include (as of November 2014): [5]

Resources

  1. About,” Civil Society Coalition on Climate Change. Archived April 3, 2014. Archive.is URLhttp://archive.is/xQMVq
  2. CNN LARRY KING LIVE: Could Global Warming Kill Us” (Transcript), CNN.com, Aired January 31, 2007. Archived June 30, 2007. Archive.is URLhttp://archive.is/B4g0
  3. WHOIS information for csccc.info,” Whois.net. Accessed March 9, 2012.
  4. Civil Society Report Rejects ‘Kyoto 2’: says climate policy should focus on removing barriers to adaptation” (Press Release), Civil Society Coalition on Climate Change, November 27, 2007. Archived March 20, 2012. Archive.is URLhttp://archive.is/wZ6UJ
  5. Members of the CSCCC,” Civil Society Coalition on Climate Change. Archived November 1, 2014. Archive.is URLhttp://archive.is/36jFF
  6. Cato Institute 990 Form, pages 19 to 23, 2006. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.
  7. “Contact,” Civil Society Coalition on Climate Change. Archived September 24, 2014. Archive.is URLhttp://archive.is/ADSoy
  8. Civil Society Report on Climate Change,” Civil Society Coalition on Climate Change, November 2007. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog. 
  9. Julian Morris. “Which Policy to Address Climate Change?” Civil Society Coalition on Climate Change, December 2008. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.
  10. International Policy Network,” DeSmog.
  11.  “John Locke Foundation (JLF): Koch Industries Climate Denial Front Group,” Greenpeace USA. Archived July 2, 2016. Archive.is URLhttp://archive.is/2NLq6
  12. ISSUES WATCHTOBACCO INDUSTRY SPONSORSHIP IN THE UNITED STATES .” Legacy Tobacco Documents Library. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.
  13.  ”Reason Foundation,” Sourcewatch. Accessed January 31, 2017. Archive.is URLhttp://archive.is/cL5Fr
  14. Caroline Boin. Alec van Gelder. “Green tariffs make no sense,” Civil Society Coalition on Climate Change, May 11, 2010. Archived August 16, 2011. Archive.is URLhttp://archive.is/89pce
  15. No deal is better than a sell-out, says CSCCC member,” Civil Society Coalition on Climate Change, December 14, 2009. Archived August 16, 2011. Archive.is URLhttp://archive.is/E3MOQ
  16. Civil Society Report on Climate Change,” Civil Society Coalition on Climate Change, December 3, 2007. Archived March 20, 2012. Archive.is URLhttp://archive.is/Ye8qd

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