Michael Goetz

Michael H. Goetz

 Credentials

 Background

Michael Goetz is listed as Executive Director, past Vice President and Counsel for CFACT Europe. CFACT was founded in 1985 to pursue a “free-market approach” to environmental issues. According to Media Matters, CFACT's main focus is attacking what it describes as “destructive environmental policies,” and it has “waged a decades-long war on environmental activism.”

Stance on Climate Change

CFACT is a member of the Cooler Heads Coalition, which describes its aim as “dispelling the myths of global warming through sound science and analysis.” [2]

Key Quotes

[Pending further investigation.]

Key Deeds

November/December, 2012

Michael Goetz was a speaker (PDF) at the Eighth International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-8)/Fifth International Conference on Climate and Energy (ICCE-5) sponsored by both the Heartland Institute and the European Institute for Climate and Energy (EIKE). His speech is titled “After the US Election – The 'New' Climate and Energy Policies of the US Government.” [3]

December 15, 2009

Goetz is listed as a “media contact” for more information on a CFACT campaign which aimed to give Greenpeace a “taste of their own medicine” by mounting a CFACT banner on Greenpeace's “Arctic Sunrise” ship. CFACT President David Rothbard mentions CFACT's stance on global warming: “The continuing scandal over falsified and destroyed temperature data, manipulated climate models, and a perverted scientific and peer review process further demonstrates that there is no valid basis for this anti-energy, wealth-redistribution, global governance Copenhagen treaty.”

According to the CFACT press release, “Hundreds of climate scientists and thousands of other scientists disagree with that assertion [that climate change is occurring], as frequently noted by Lord Christopher Monckton, former science advisor to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and a CFACT advisor.” [4]

October 21, 2009

Goetz is listed as the Registrant and Admin for CFACT Europe's website cfact.info, a domain created on October 21, 2009. Goetz also appears to be responsible for posting many of the articles on the CFACT website. [5]

 Affiliations

 Publications

According to a search of Google Scholar for Michael Goetz and Michael H. Goetz, he has not published any articles in peer-reviewed journals on any subjects relating to “climate.”

 Resources

  1. BOARD,” European Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow. Archived November 13, 2010.

  2. About GlobalWarming.org. ” Archived April 21, 2006.

  3. “8th International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-8): V International Conference on Climate and Energy (ICCE-5). Hotel Bayerischer Hof, Munich, November 30 – December 1, 2012” (PDF) retrieved from eike-klima-energy.eu on November 24, 2012.

  4. CFACT Hits Greenpeace for the Second Time in a Day,” Reuters, December 15, 2009.

  5. CFACT.INFO,” Webiste Report from IP4. Last updated 2012-01-07.

  6. “Michael Goetz,” Linkedin profile.

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David Suzuki

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