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ABC Blocks Renewable Energy Ad

The good folks at the "We Can Solve It" campaign are pretty much the biggest influencers that clean technology has. They promote legislation and only here discount generic viagra online education that will help America overcome its energy (and yes, economic) crisis.

So why on earth would ABC refuse to air one of look here what is levitra professional their ads? That's right, the above ad (which contains far more truth than either Obama or McCain's ads have of late) has been rejected by ABC.

It is absolutely true that America's oil and coal lobbies have consistently blocked legislation and mis-represented facts about global warming to the American people. The travesty was when the oil lobby aired the "carbon is life" advertisement, not when the We Can Solve It campaign tried to set the record straight.

This is straight up, ABC protecting it's big-oil advertising revenue...I don't think there's any other way to look at it. The campaign is trying to legal to purchase online tramadol get 100,000 public comments to ABC by the next airing of 20/20. You can go to their site and tell ABC how foolish they're being right now.

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written by nicster, October 08, 2008
this is amazing. thanks for bringing it to our attention.
written by Andrew Leinonen, October 08, 2008
I'm disgusted, but utterly unsurprised.
written by Candy, October 08, 2008
Thanks for letting us know about this! *goes to the website you linked*
written by Jacob, October 09, 2008
Good cause, but the website signs you up for a newsletter, much better to write to Abc yourself
written by craig kennedy, October 09, 2008
the ad looks like anything the candidates might put out. why not use the ad to promote something specific?

advertising revenues will fall, so expect to find a less critical media for your message.
written by Grego, October 09, 2008
Fox news channel has run this ad.
written by Magnulus, October 09, 2008
FOX ran it?! Man, my world is crumbling. ^_^
written by MarkR, October 09, 2008
I'm with Boone before I join Al Gore. I'm disappointed they blocked the ad just like the one that NBC blocked of Boone's.

I'll tell ABC directly rather than join Al's site.
written by Ken Roberts, October 09, 2008
I don't like the ad anyway. It needs to be more specific with what it proposes, rather than just railing against big oil.
written by Pam, October 09, 2008
I love the green world and have also passed this commerical on to my friends and co-workers, but I have to ask a question. Did "We Can Solve It" pay for the spot? Did they pay for the spot at least three months ago? Or was this something they tried to get in last minute? Sorry to say this folks but presidential elections are like the Superbowl when it comes to ad costs and demand. The more people watching the which is better viagra or cialis more time and money it's going to cost to get in. And BTW the networks would save slots for the candidates because they know they will pay. Every slot was probably taken.
written by Jim Jones, October 09, 2008
Gosh I hate the major networks. Biased, self rightous fools they are.
Too Simplistic
written by Jay Tee, October 09, 2008
That ad is pretty simplistic.... not to mention, many 'evil corporations' are beginning a transition to clean technologies. They know the oil will run out.
written by Steve goodman, October 09, 2008
Of course they're trying to protect their revenue. ABC (Walt Disney) is a business, not a public service. They're not here to protect anybody, they're here to make money for their stock holders. They're not going to take $1 million to run an ad, if it costs them $10 million from their bigger clients. That's how it works.

that's frustrating, but...
written by pennyguin, October 10, 2008
I panicked there for a moment, thinking 'my ABC wouldn't do that!' Then I realised you weren't talking about the Australian Broadcasting Corporation...
Well, I can see why they did...
written by Truth & Honesty, October 10, 2008
I can see why too. They started off preaching propaganda about the climate change myth. I am all for renewable energy, but stop the BS about the global warming lies.

MYTH 1: Global temperatures are rising at a rapid, unprecedented rate.
FACT: Accurate satellite, balloon and levitra pill price mountain top observations made over the last three decades have not shown any significant change in the long term rate of increase in global temperatures. Average ground station readings do show a mild warming of 0.6 to 0.8C over the last 100 years, which is well within the similar drugs to tramadol natural variations recorded in the last millennium. The ground station network suffers from an uneven distribution across the globe; the stations are preferentially located in growing urban and industrial areas ("heat islands"), which show substantially higher readings than adjacent rural areas ("land use effects").
There has been no catastrophic warming recorded.

MYTH 2: The "hockey stick" graph proves that the earth has experienced a steady, very gradual temperature decrease for 1000 years, then recently began a sudden increase.
FACT: Significant changes in climate have continually occurred throughout geologic time. For instance, the Medieval Warm Period, from around 1000 to1200 AD (when the Vikings farmed on Greenland) was followed by a period known as the Little Ice Age. Since the end of the 17th Century the "average global temperature" has been rising at the low steady rate mentioned above; although from 1940 – 1970 temperatures actually dropped, leading to a Global Cooling scare.
The "hockey stick", a poster boy of both the wow it's great bestellen levitra online UN's IPCC and Canada's Environment Department, ignores historical recorded climatic swings, and has now also been proven to be flawed and statistically unreliable as well. It is a computer construct and a faulty one at that.

MYTH 3: Human produced carbon dioxide has increased over the last 100 years, adding to the Greenhouse effect, thus warming the earth.
FACT: Carbon dioxide levels have indeed changed for various reasons, human and otherwise, just as they have throughout geologic time. Since the beginning of the industrial revolution, the CO2 content of the atmosphere has increased. The RATE of growth during this period has also increased from about 0.2% per year to the present rate of about 0.4% per year,which growth rate has now been constant for the past 25 years. However, there is no proof that CO2 is the main driver of global warming. As measured in ice cores dated over many thousands of years, CO2 levels move up and down AFTER the temperature has done so, and thus are the RESULT OF, NOT THE CAUSE of warming. Geological field work in recent sediments confirms this causal relationship. There is solid evidence that, as temperatures move up and down naturally and cyclically through solar radiation, orbital and tramadol ups galactic influences, the warming surface layers of the earth's oceans expel more CO2 as a result.

MYTH 4: CO2 is the most common greenhouse gas.
FACT: Greenhouse gases form about 3 % of the atmosphere by volume. They consist of varying amounts, (about 97%) of water vapour and clouds, with the remainder being gases like CO2, CH4, Ozone and N2O, of which carbon dioxide is the largest amount. Hence, CO2 constitutes about 0.037% of the atmosphere. While the minor gases are more effective as "greenhouse agents" than water vapour and clouds, the latter are overwhelming the effect by their sheer volume and – in the end – are thought to be responsible for 60% of the "Greenhouse effect".
Those attributing climate change to CO2 rarely mention this important fact.

MYTH 5: Computer models verify that CO2 increases will cause significant global warming.
FACT: The computer models assume that CO2 is the primary climate driver, and that the Sun has an insignificant effect on climate. You cannot use the output of tramadol 180 cheap a model to verify or prove its initial assumption - that is circular reasoning and is illogical. Computer models can be made to roughly match the 20th century temperature rise by adjusting many input parameters and using strong positive feedbacks. They do not "prove" anything. Also, computer models predicting global warming are incapable of properly including the effects of the sun, cosmic rays and the clouds. The sun is a major cause of temperature variation on the earth surface as its received radiation changes all the time, This happens largely in cyclical fashion. The number and online viagra gel to buy the lengths in time of sunspots can be correlated very closely with average temperatures on earth, e.g. the Little Ice Age and the Medieval Warm Period. Varying intensity of solar heat radiation affects the surface temperature of the oceans and the currents. Warmer ocean water expels gases, some of discount generic viagra online which are CO2. Solar radiation interferes with the cosmic ray flux, thus influencing the amount ionized nuclei which control cloud cover.

MYTH 6: The UN proved that man–made CO2 causes global warming.
FACT: In a 1996 report by the UN on global warming, two statements were deleted from the viagra pills final draft. Here they are:
1) “None of the studies cited above has shown clear evidence that we can attribute the observed climate changes to increases in greenhouse gases.”
2) “No study to date has positively attributed all or part of the climate change to man–made causes”
To the present day there is still no scientific proof that man-made CO2 causes significant global warming.

MYTH 7: CO2 is a pollutant.
FACT: This is absolutely not true. Nitrogen forms 80% of our atmosphere. We could not live in 100% nitrogen either. Carbon dioxide is no more a pollutant than nitrogen is. CO2 is essential to life on earth. It is necessary for plant growth since increased CO2 intake as a result of increased atmospheric concentration causes many trees and other plants to grow more vigorously. Unfortunately, the Canadian Government has included CO2 with a number of truly toxic and noxious substances listed by the Environmental Protection Act, only as their means to politically control it.

MYTH 8: Global warming will cause more storms and other weather extremes.
FACT: There is no scientific or statistical evidence whatsoever that supports such claims on a global scale. Regional variations may occur. Growing insurance and infrastructure repair costs, particularly in coastal areas, are sometimes claimed to be the result of increasing frequency and viagra pfizer severity of storms, whereas in reality they are a function of increasing population density, escalating development value, and ever more media reporting.

MYTH 9: Receding glaciers and the calving of ice shelves are proof of global warming.
FACT: Glaciers have been receding and growing cyclically for hundreds of years. Recent glacier melting is a consequence of coming out of the very cool period of the Little Ice Age. Ice shelves have been breaking off for centuries. Scientists know of at least 33 periods of glaciers growing and then retreating. It’s normal. Besides, glacier's health is dependent as much on precipitation as on temperature.

MYTH 10: The earth’s poles are warming; polar ice caps are breaking up and melting and the sea level rising.
FACT: The earth is variable. The western Arctic may be getting somewhat warmer, due to unrelated cyclic events in the Pacific Ocean, but the Eastern Arctic and Greenland are getting colder. The small Palmer Peninsula of buy canada in levitra Antarctica is getting warmer, while the main Antarctic continent is actually cooling. Ice thicknesses are increasing both on Greenland and in Antarctica.
Sea level monitoring in the Pacific (Tuvalu) and Indian Oceans (Maldives) has shown no sign of any sea level rise.
..but not why you don't
written by Jackal, October 10, 2008
It is sad that a person calling himself honesty and we use it viagra to order truth can be so ignorant and be spreading all kinds of self proclaimed 'myth-busting'

Look at these NASA pictures and documentation to debunk your myth-busting.

These are irrefutable data and such huge changes within such a very short time window (10 years is very very short compared to earth's age) tells us it's not cyclical and neither is it normal. It's time to look at the new data and fact.

If there is truly no scientific evidence as you is only because this is a new phenomena that has yet to make it to the street. More data like the one above are starting to show what most climate observers already knew..that something is not right.
written by Jake, October 11, 2008
ABC leases public airwaves in exchange for (supposedly) doing public service. So, no, ABC can't just do what ever it wants.

But who knows why they won't run the ad.

Fox has run it? really!?
written by Kalirren, October 14, 2008
If Fox is running this ad, then Fox must be losing viewership. It means that it was cheaper to get this to run on Fox than it was on ABC.

I guess that's a good sign?

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