CEI Launches National Ad Campaign on the Impact of Al Gore’s Global Warming Policies

CEI Launches National Ad Campaign on the Impact of Al Gore’s Global Warming Policies

Developing World Most at Risk from Energy Constraints
March 11, 2008

Washington , D.C. ,
March 11, 2008—Today the Competitive Enterprise Institute
launches a national advertising campaign, focusing on the threat to affordable
energy posed by Al Gore’s global warming agenda. The ads contrast Gore’s
energy-consuming lifestyle with the life-and-death need for energy in
developing countries.

CEI’s new campaign comes in the
face of Gore’s March 1st announcement of a major new set of ads from
his Alliance
for Climate Protection to promote the global warming issue. CEI’s response
includes both a broadcast television ad and related online video.

“Global warming activists warn us
about the alleged threats from global warming, but are usually silent about the
much more immediate threats from global warming policies,” said CEI General Counsel Sam Kazman,
also the ad co-creator. “Restricting access to affordable energy is a sure
recipe for increasing poverty, disease and human misery around the world.”

The broadcast ad premiered this
morning at a press conference at the National Press Club, and will run in
markets around the country over the next two weeks, including Boston,
Phoenix, Orlando
and Pittsburgh.
The ad will also be running in the Washington,
D.C. market on cable news
programs on CNN, CNBC and Fox News Channel.

CEI previously stirred
international controversy in 2006 with a pair of CEI ads on global warming
alarmism, which carried the tagline “CO2: They Call It Pollution; We Call It
Life.”

·
View the broadcast ad from today’s
press conference

·
View CEI’s new web videos “Where’s the Warming?” and
Hot Air

·
View the 2008 Gore
ad campaign

·
View CEI’s 2006 ads: “Glaciers
and “Energy