The Campaign of Ignorance Being Waged on America: Ads Backed by Fossil-Fuel Interests Argue ‘CO2 Is Green’
A couple of days ago I posted a Pages entry on a recent survey of Americans’ interest and knowledge of science. In that entry I mentioned that there were agents active in the public square of this nation (particularly regarding the issues of evolution and AGW) who actively engage in what I call “ignorance campaigns.”
Today we have a typical example of a campaign of ignorance:
The organization “C02 is Green” funded a half-page advertisement in The Washington Post urging people to call their senators and seek a vote against “the president’s cap-and-trade bill that will increase your cost of living and not change the climate.
“The bill is based on the false premise that man-made CO2 is a major cause of climate change,” the ad says. “Real, empirical evidence indicates it is not.”
The bolded statement is a lie and is being told to the American populace in order to keep Americans happily ignorant.