Michael Goetz

Michael H. Goetz



Michael Goetz is listed as the Associated Director, past Vice President and Counsel for CFACT Europe. [1], [6]

CFACT is a a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1985 by David Rothbard and Craig Rucker to pursue a free-market approach to environmental issues. CFACT describes their mission as “relentlessly infusing the environmental debate with a balanced perspective on environmental stewardship.” [7]

Stance on Climate Change

CFACT is a member of the Cooler Heads Coalition, which describes its aim as “dispelling the myths of global warming through sound science and analysis.” [2]

Key Quotes

[Pending further investigation.]

Key Deeds

November/December 2012

Michael Goetz was a speaker (PDF) at the Eighth International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-8)/Fifth International Conference on Climate and Energy (ICCE-5) sponsored by both the Heartland Institute and the European Institute for Climate and Energy (EIKE). His speech is titled “After the US Election – The ‘New’ Climate and Energy Policies of the US Government.” [3]

December 15, 2009

Goetz was listed as a “media contact” for  a CFACT campaign which aimed to give Greenpeace a “taste of their own medicine” by mounting a CFACT banner on Greenpeace’s “Arctic Sunrise” ship. [4]

CFACT President David Rothbard mentions CFACT‘s stance on global warming: “The continuing scandal over falsified and destroyed temperature data, manipulated climate models, and a perverted scientific and peer review process further demonstrates that there is no valid basis for this anti-energy, wealth-redistribution, global governance Copenhagen treaty.” [8]

According to CFACT, “Hundreds of climate scientists and thousands of other scientists disagree with that assertion [that climate change is occurring], as frequently noted by Lord Christopher Monckton, former science advisor to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and a CFACT advisor.” [8]

October 21, 2009

Goetz is listed as the Registrant and Admin for CFACT Europe’s website cfact.info, a domain created on October 21, 2009. Goetz also appears to be responsible for posting many of the articles on the CFACT website. [5]



Below are some sample articles posted by Goetz at the CFACT website: [10]


  1. BOARD,” European Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow. Archived November 13, 2010.
  2. About GlobalWarming.org. ” Archived April 21, 2006.
  3. “8th International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-8): V International Conference on Climate and Energy (ICCE-5). Hotel Bayerischer Hof, Munich, November 30 – December 1, 2012” (PDF) retrieved from eike-klima-energy.eu on November 24, 2012.
  4. CFACT Hits Greenpeace for the Second Time in a Day,” Reuters, December 15, 2009. Press release no longer avaialble online.
  5. CFACT.INFO,” Webiste Report from IP4. Last updated 2012-01-07.
  6. “Michael Goetz,” Linkedin profile.
  7. About,” CFACT. Archived May 1, 2017. Archive.is URLhttps://archive.is/GN41Q
  8. CFACT drops the banner on Greenpeace ships,” CFACT, December 16, 2009. Archived December 20, 2017. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/Xvgkr
  9. “8th International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-8) V International Conference on Climate and Energy (ICCE-5) Hotel Bayerischer Hof, Munich, November 30 – December 1, 2012” (PDF), retrieved from eike-klima-energy.eu.
  10. Author Archives,” CFACT. Accessed December 19, 2017.

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