Posted by: bmeverett | June 4, 2014

A Despicable Ad from the American Lung Association


The climate change debate just hit a new low with the latest ad from the American Lung Association, which you can find at:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/04/american-lung-association-carbon-rules-ads_n_5441997.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

Some climate activists argue that anthropogenic climate change will create public health problems, such as an increased incidence of insect-borne diseases and heat stroke. This argument may or may not be true, but in any case, these effects are indirect results of carbon emissions. The ALA ad suggests that carbon is a form of pollution analogous to arsenic, lead or mercury and that “unlimited carbon” will poison the air your baby breathes. This is factually incorrect. Carbon dioxide levels in your baby’s nursery could increase dramatically without any effect whatsoever on your baby’s health.

This ad is way beyond misleading, and the American Lung Association should be ashamed of themselves.

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