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FACTSHEET: Cooler Heads Coalition, CHC

DETAILS

Cooler Heads Coalition 1001 Connecticut Ave., NW, #1250 Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 331-1010
The Coalition is a sub-group of the National Consumer Coalition formed "to dispel the myths of global warming by exposing flawed economic, scientific and risk analysis."

Formed in 1997, the Coalition and its website were revised in April 2004. It is currently hosted and financed by Consumer Alert, member and organizer of the National Consumer Coalition. The Coalition publishes the bi-weekly "Cooler Heads Newsletter" in conjunction with the Competitve Enterprise Institute. Current members are: 60 Plus Association, The Advancement of Sound Science Coalition (junkscience.com), Alexis de Tocqueville Institution, Americans for Tax Reform, Association of Concerned Taxpayers, Atlas Economic Research Foundation, Capital Research Center, Citizens Against Government Waste, Citizens for a Sound Economy, Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Consumer Alert, Defenders of Property Rights, Foundation for American Liberty, Frontiers of Freedom, Fund for a New Generation, The Heartland Institute, National Center for Policy Analysis, National Center for Public Policy Research, Political Economy Research Center, Public Interest Institute, Small Business Survival Committee, United Seniors Association, and Women for Tax Reform.

KEY DEEDS

14 May, 2002
Held a briefing at the National Press Club, in conjunction with Frontiers of Freedom and the Science and Environmental Policy Project, entitled "Experts Discuss Why U.S. Should Withdraw From Kyoto Treaty".
Source: "Experts Discuss Why U.S. Should Withdraw From Kyoto Treaty," U.S. Newswire 5/14/02

3 May, 2004
Held a congressional and media briefing entitled "Impacts of Global Warming: Why the Alarmist View is Wrong". Speakers presented arguments against claims that global warming will cause increases in extreme weather events, sea level rise, vector-borne diseases, and species extinction.
Source: Cooler Heads Coalition website 5/04

KEY PEOPLE

Myron Ebell
Chairman
Source: CEI website, 3/04

Paul Georgia
former Editor, "Cooler Heads" Newsletter
Source: CEI website, 3/04

Marlo Lewis Jr.
former Chairman
Source: P.R. Watch's Disinfopedia

Frances Smith
Coordinator, National Consumer Coalition
Source: Cooler Heads Coalition website 5/04

Patrick J. Michaels
Speaker
Source: Cooler Heads Coalition website 5/04

PEOPLE

Nils-Axel Morner
Speaker
Source: Cooler Heads Coalition website 5/04

Madhav Khandekar
Speaker
Source: Cooler Heads Coalition website 5/04

Paul Reiter
Speaker
Source: Cooler Heads Coalition website 5/04

Christopher C. Horner
Counsel
Source: Capitalism Magazine

Willie Soon
Former Keynote Speaker
Source: CEI Advertisement

SOURCES

CEI website, 3/04
http://www.cei.org

"Experts Discuss Why U.S. Should Withdraw From Kyoto Treaty," U.S. Newswire 5/14/02
http://www.usnewswire.com/topnews/first/0514-108.html

P.R. Watch's Disinfopedia
"a collaborative project to produce a directory of public relations firms, think tanks, industry-funded organizations and industry-friendly experts that work to influence public opinion and public policy on behalf of corporations, governments and special interests." Run by P.R. Watch (John Stauber and Sheldon Rampton).
http://www.disinfopedia.org/wiki.phtml?title=Disinfopedia

Cooler Heads Coalition website 5/04
http://www.globalwarming.org

Capitalism Magazine
http://www.capmag.com/author.asp?name=229

CEI Advertisement
http://www.cei.org/gencon/028,03472.cfm