Monday, May 29, 2006

We call it "life"

This has got to be seen to be believed! The Competitive Enterprise Institute has produced two ads that are pro-carbon dioxide. That in itself isn't particularly odd. What *is* odd is that these ads may as well be spoofs from Saturday Night Live. Seriously.

via Z+.


Blogger joe-london said...

Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) is funded by Exxon and other companies in the oil or automotive industry. It is the typical example of the "think tank" whose only purpose is to collect fat amounts of money from multinationals and misinform people to allow said multinationals to maintain their profits even if at the expense of people, our planet and truth.

A disgusting lack of intellectual honesty, in line with an attitude by which evidence is denied or downplayed or "fixed around policies".

From Wikipedia:

CEI has been an outspoken opponent of government action on global warming which would require limits on greenhouse gas emissions. [...]

Exxon Mobil Corporation is a "major donor" to CEI, with over $1.6 million in contributions between 1998 and 2005. In 2004 the company gave CEI $180,000 that was earmarked for "global climate change and global climate change outreach." CEI also gets funding from other oil companies through the American Petroleum Institute.[...]

5/29/2006 11:12 PM  
Blogger Mike Boyd said...

This actually makes me immediately think of those Troy McClure films shown in the Simpsons like "Bovine University." I wonder if they got the idea from the Simpsons....

6/02/2006 9:33 AM  

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