Civil Society Coalition on Climate Change

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  • Abbreviation: CSCCC
  • Location: U,K.
  • Mission: Climate change denial
  • Website: [deprecated: now a French-language, Bohemian clothing and accessories site]

    The Civil Society Coalition on Climate Change (CSCCC) is an entity that maintains a website and describes itself as a global group of non-profit organizations, ostensively with a mission of "seeking to educate the public about the science and economics of climate change in an impartial manner." The Civil Society Coalition on Climate Change identifies its membership as including 60 independent nonprofit organisations from 40 countries "who share a commitment to improving public understanding about a range of public policy issues." It calls itself "a free-market alternative to mainstream environmentalism." An Indian news media report states that it was founded by the International Policy Network, a London-based organization that receives support from ExxonMobil.

    The group publishes background papers and opinion editorials on the science and economics of climate change and maintains a blog. Its Civil Society Report on Climate Change was published in 2007, shortly before the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change conference in Bali. CSCCC experts make media appearances, such as Julian Morris's 2007 feature on Larry King Live and his televised debate in 2008 with IPCC head Rajendra Pachauri.

    The U.K.-based International Policy Network has Julian Morris as Executive Director. It is actually a part of the Atlas Network (formerly the Atlas Economic Research Foundation) which was founded by U.K. factory-chicken king, Sir Antony Fisher (one of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's economic gurus) and American Loctite millionaire Richard Krieble. The International Policy Network had funding support from Richard Krieble, Richard Mellon Scaife [Scaife Family Foundations, and Philip Morris. Antony Fisher is reputed to have had a primary hand in establishing up to 150 libertarian think-tanks around the world.

    Antony Fisher's daughter ["Personal Life" subsection] -- Linda Whetstone -- now works for the (Fisher-founded) Adam Smith Institute. Linda Whetstone is also the Chairperson of the International Policy Network, and was on the Board of Directors of the Mont Pelerin Society [2008-2010], the Institute of Economic Affairs, and the Atlas Network in the United States.

    Coalitions and networks of this kind a common with Atlas Network think-tanks, and many of their key staff and directors serve on many different organisations. This faux-multiplicity amplifies the apparent strength of the public attacks on climate-change science.

    See also the following CSCCC-related articles.

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