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Sunday, May 21, 2006

Big Oil Buffoonery

The Competitive Enterprise Institute is a front group funded by ExxonMobil and other big oil companies. It has created two advertisements in a ham-handed attempt to beat back the common sense and the science that will be displayed by Al Gore’s new movie, An Inconvenient Truth. The arrogance of these oil companies is there for all to see – do they really think so little of America's intelligence?

In the first ad, they attempt to say that global warming science, the work of hundreds of respected scientists – worldwide, is some type of smear campaign against – get ready for this – carbon dioxide gas. Woooo – scary stuff. The ad stupidly states that people should not fear carbon dioxide gas because after all, it is “essential to life” and we “breathe it out”. Gee thanks for the lesson. Animals produce carbon dioxide – plants consume it as part of the photosynthesis process. The problem isn't with what we breathe out – the problem is that an imbalance has been created in the environment between what the plants consume and the animals produce. That imbalance is caused by the burning of fossil fuels – oil, gas, coal, wood, and peat.

Everyone knows that excessive amounts of anything can be harmful - except the oil companies. Wake up guys. Oops, silly me – how will the executives get all those huge salaries and pensions if they stop polluting the environment?? America would also be expecting far too much to think American companies might actually direct a tiny portion of their obscene profits towards the development of “clean energy”.
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  • FYI. Please see: https://cf.iats.missouri.edu/news/NewsBureauSingleNews.cfm?newsid=9842

    MU Professor Refutes National Television Ads Downplaying Global Warming

    Engineering Professor Curt Davis says TV Spots are Misrepresenting His Research

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/22/2006 9:38 AM  

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