Monday, May 22, 2006

Attack on Gore, more disinformation of course

ENVIRONMENT -- SCIENTIST PUSHES BACK AGAINST FALSE ADS ON GLOBAL WARMING: Last Wednesday, the Competitive Enterprise Institute -- a non-profit organization funded by ExxonMobil and other big oil companies -- launched two 60-second television ads in response to former Vice President Al Gore's new movie about global warming, An Inconvenient Truth. One of the advertisements attempts to show that the scientific evidence for global warming is in dispute, claiming a study that purportedly found the “Antarctic ice sheet is getting thicker, not thinner.” The primary author of the study used in that ad, scientist Curt Davis, recently fought back against the misleading ads. In a statement, Davis said, "These television ads are a deliberate effort to confuse and mislead the public about the global warming debate. They are selectively using only parts of my previous research to support their claims. They are not telling the entire story to the public." The reality is, there are no legitimate scientists or scientific studies that support CEI’s views on global warming, and the oil companies are using their massive profits to manipulate the

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