The CO2 Coalition was established in 2015 as a 501(c)(3) for the purpose of educating thought leaders, policy makers, and the public about the important contribution made by carbon dioxide and fossil fuels to our lives and the economy.
The debate about global warming and climate change has shifted from genuine scientific exploration to a campaign demonizing CO2 and fossil fuels. The use of fossil fuels, the primary source of human CO2 emissions, have played an essential role in the economic progress and improved standard of living that has been experienced in many nations since the Industrial Revolution.
The mission of the Coalition is to demonstrate with science based facts that:
|CO2 is a nutrient that is essential to life. CO2 at current levels and higher enables plants, trees, and crops to grow faster and more efficiently. It is essential for life.||Just as we require oxygen for life, our economy requires energy, often described as the oxygen or lifeblood of the economy. Energy must be abundant, reliable, and reasonably priced for an economy to achieve robust and sustained growth.||Fossil fuels are likely to remain the world’s dominant sources of energy for decades to come because they are abundant, have a high energy density, and are superior to alternatives in terms of reliability and cost-effectiveness.|
These facts are demonstrated by science and economic history. It is an indisputable fact that when energy prices have risen steeply, economic growth and employment have suffered.
The CO2 Coalition seeks to engage thought leaders, policy makers, and the public in an informed and dispassionate discussion of climate change, human’s role in the climate system, the limitations of climate models, and the consequences of mandated reductions in CO2 emissions.
In carrying out our mission, we seek to strengthen the understanding of the role of science and the scientific process in addressing complex public policy issues like climate change. Science produces empirical, measurable, objective facts and provides a means for testing hypotheses that can be replicated and potentially disproven. Approaches to policy that do not adhere to the scientific process risk grave damage to the economy and to science.