Thursday, May 18, 2006

2006 CEI "Energy" Commercial = 1964 LBJ "Daisy" Commercial

So a Big Oil astroturfing group has started a CO2 is Great promotional campaign.

Colin (who has an absolutely amazing eye for cross-cultural similarity) notes that one of the commercials is just a rehashing of LBJ's famous "Daisy" commercial for the 1964 Presidential Election.

Unfortunately, though, it's the inverse of the "Daisy" commercial. Rather than spook us into action, the goal of the commercial is to lull you into complacency.

1 comment:

Nick said...

I've posted a full commentary about these ads and the internet frenzy surrounding them at greenr.

If you look at it, there have been 4 cycles of cooling in warming of +/-5 degrees C over the past 450,000 years, and I'm betting there weren't CO2 humans to blame back then, so why should they be to blame now?

We are in the MIDDLE of a warming cycle, that still has +5 degrees C to go. Of course we are seeing global warming.

See my site for the full details.