Global Climate Coalition Melts Down

The Global Climate Coalition, a front group for the auto, oil, coal and other industries responsible for most of the greenhouse gas emissions that are changing the climate, recently announced that has disbanded, explaining that it "has served its purpose by contributing to a new national approach to global warming. The Bush administration will soon announce a climate policy that is expected to rely on the development of new technologies to reduce greenhouse emissions, a concept strongly supported by the GCC." After years spent denying that greenhouse emissions were a serious environmental problem, the organization's parting shot at history makes a tacit admission that it was wrong all along, along with an endorsement of the Bush admistration's proposal for ineffective "voluntary" industry measures to address the problem. GCC's executive director, Glenn Kelly, has been hired by Qorvis Communications as managing director to head its energy, natural resources and environmental PR practice.