• 09.28.09

CO2 is Green Takes Climate Change Skepticism to New Heights

Climate change deniers are nothing new, and oil company-sponsored pro-petroleum events are practically legendary. But CO2 is Green, an organization backed by oil and coal executives, unintentionally hints that the


So far the campaign to prove excess CO2’s necessity is falling flat. CO2 is Green’s Facebook page is chock full of comments from dissenters, while YouTube comments on the video are all along the lines of “I hoped this was a joke–apparently it’s real.”


CO2 is Green isn’t going away anytime soon–the group took out a half-page ad in today’s Washington Post, and television ads are popping up in New Mexico. This type of climate change extremism isn’t likely to win any moderate followers. Still, don’t be surprised if it becomes more common in the weeks leading up to the Copenhagen climate change summit. Check out the CO2 is Green TV advertisement below.

[Via Washington Post]

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Ariel Schwartz is a Senior Editor at Co.Exist. She has contributed to SF Weekly, Popular Science, Inhabitat, Greenbiz, NBC Bay Area, GOOD Magazine and more.