Sunday, January 14, 2007

Is bullshit an alternate fuel source?

This week the Union of Concerned Scientists published a new report stating that between 1998 and 2005 Exxon-Mobil gave nearly $16 million to organizations working to create confusion over global warming science. The report is only the latest in an increasing number of statements condemning the oil giant for funding disinformation campaigns, but this one may have been the straw that broke the camels back.

Exxon Vice President for Public Affairs Kenneth Cohen has announced that the the company now accepts the reliability of global warming science and has announced the end of their funding to organizations that deny climate change science, such as the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) who were made laughably famous for their near parody "CO2 - They call it pollution, We call it life" television ads.

These television ads almost belong on Saturday Night Live.

Exxon now says they ready to work with policy makers on regulations, which they anticipate will be coming soon.

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Blogger CJ said...

Haha, simply priceless. The individuals that created this marketing campaign deserve an award. My guess is that Bush hires that firm over the coming weeks to sell his "new" Iraq strategy. I can see the commercial now..."Some overzealous media pundits want to label the conditions in Iraq a 'civil war'. But, in America, sometimes two adults have a disagreement, or a child will argue with their parents? Does that mean America's parents are in a 'civil war' with their children? Maybe that's what they want you to think."

1:29 AM  
Blogger East of Oregon said...

I found your site on my bloghopping travels yesterday and mentioned you on my blog . . come see :)

1:54 PM  
Blogger Peter Matthes said...

I really like that idea CJ.

Want to shoot it?

4:44 PM  
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Blogger Tanya Kristine said...

ever see "who killed the Electric car?"

really good...and eye opening.

12:24 PM  

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