RealClimate informs us of two ads being put out by the
Onion Competitive Enterprise Institute. Punchline: “CO2: they call it pollution, we call it Life!”. If the CEI staff was locked in an airtight room, would they still call CO2 Life?
If you are unfamiliar with the Competitive Enterprise Institute, let me introduce some of their people. Steve Milloy, who Cato recently let go after the various pundit payola scandals, has found a new home at CEI. When you are both working for Philip Morris, I guess it’s not a conflict of interest. Paul Georgia, who told the world that average temperature had no physical meaning. Iain Murray, who tried to rewrite basic epidemiological principles and insisted that the evidence for global warming was cooked up. Roger Bate, who helped perpetrate the DDT hoax.
The CEI warns people that using Linux is legally risky, attacked the FDA when it proposed regulating tobacco, and relentlessly attacks Kyoto. It is no doubt just a coincidence that the CEI receives extensive funding from Microsoft, Philip Morris and Exxon.