|Motto||"Carbon Dioxide is Essential for Life"|
|Founder(s)||Roger Cohen, William Happer, Rodney W. Nichols|
The CO2 Coalition is a nonprofit conservative think tank in the United States. It consists of 46 climate scientists and energy economists. 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. The tank has been accused of rejecting the scientific opinion on climate change . The CO2 Coalition relies on UN IPCC data in its research, including in its testimony before Congress in April 2019. It is viewed as the successor to the George C. Marshall Institute.
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, an action Trump announced 3 weeks later on June 1, 2017.
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- "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.
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