CO2 Coalition

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CO2 Coalition
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Motto"Carbon Dioxide is Essential for Life"
Founder(s)Roger Cohen, William Happer, Rodney W. Nichols
Established2015; 4 years ago (2015)
FocusEnvironmental policy

The CO2 Coalition is a nonprofit conservative think tank in the United States. It consists of 46 climate scientists and energy economists[citation needed]. It was established in 2015 with a focus on promoting increased use of carbon dioxide through the notion that carbon dioxide has a positive effect on the environment by helping plants grow.[1] The tank has been accused of rejecting the scientific opinion on climate change [2]. The CO2 Coalition relies on UN IPCC data in its research, including in its testimony before Congress in April 2019[3]. It is viewed as the successor to the George C. Marshall Institute.[4]

The CO2 Coalition was one of over 40 organizations to sign a letter dated May 8, 2017, to president Donald Trump thanking him for his campaign promise to withdraw from the Paris Climate agreement,[5] an action Trump announced 3 weeks later on June 1, 2017.

The coalition receives funding from the Mercer Family Foundation and Koch brothers.[6]

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  1. ^ White House eyes nuclear weapons expert to lead challenge to climate science, Science Mag
  2. ^ Waldman, Scott (21 February 2019). "'Red team' revived under physicist who sees 'CO2 drought'". E&E News. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
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  4. ^ Vaidyanathan, Gayathri (December 10, 2015). "Think tank that cast doubt on climate change science morphs into smaller one". E&E News. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Letter to President Trump in support of campaign commitments to withdraw from the Paris Climate Treaty" (PDF). May 8, 2017. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 12, 2017 – via Competitive Enterprise Institute.
  6. ^ Skeptics Are Being Recruited for an "Adversarial" Review of Climate Science, Scientific American

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