Planet Gore

Advertogenic Global Warming

Syndicated-radio libertarian Neal Boortz was his usual bashful self yesterday:

The latest evil, heinous contributor to global warming is . . . television advertising. Australia has determined that television advertising produces as much as 57 tons of carbon dioxide per hour. And the 30 second commercials are the worst offenders.
A consulting firm has been doing the study. It claims that carbon emissions are particularly high during high-rating programs, which happen to be reality TV and local news. It is trying to become the first company to standardize the measurement of the carbon footprints of advertising.
Now . . . haven’t I said repeatedly that this idiotic global warming nonsense is really a campaign being waged by anti-capitalist leftists? What can be more capitalistic than advertising? If your true goal is to hamstring the free market, why not go after advertising?
How sad that so many people have bought into this bull[$#*]t. But then . . . consider our education system.

The question is: Will Al Gore’s Alliance for Climate Protection now put an end to its $300-million advertising campaign? No, no. Their ads – like the Goracle’s Lear jet and low-mpg motorcade — are necessary evils in the broader mission to save the planet.
As Victor Davis Hanson notes today on the homepage: “By now, we’ve grown accustomed to elites railing about America’s pathologies from the comfort of their own privilege – along with the usual ’60s-style apologies that their own lives don’t need to match their rhetoric, and that we should just concentrate on their near-divine messages.”

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