New Video Campaign—Global Warming Regulation Will Lead to the Next ‘1984’

New Video Campaign—Global Warming Regulation Will Lead to the Next 1984

Washington, DC, May 13, 2009 –  Global warming regulation is the target of a new 90-second video campaign released on YouTube today by the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

CEI’s video follows in the steps of Apple Computer’s 1984 Super Bowl ad and the 2007 take-off on it, the anti-Hillary Clinton “Vote Different” spot that become an election year viral hit.

CEI’s release comes at a critical time:

•    House Democrats are expected to soon mark up the Waxman-Markey climate change bill;
•    The EPA, in a decision with major economic ramifications, decreed that carbon dioxide is a pollutant; and the agency’s so-called “Endangerment Finding” has been released for public comment;
•    Scientific dissent continues to mount against the alleged “consensus” that we face a global warming threat;
•    In classic Orwellian double-speak tradition, President Obama’s Council on Environmental Quality is reportedly meeting with a marketing group to re-work phrases like "global warming" and "cap and trade" and transform them to something else;

CEI General Counsel Sam Kazman stated:  “It is especially ironic that Al Gore serves on the Apple Computer’s board of directors.  Here’s the company that, 25 years ago, warned us of the dangers of a ‘1984’ Orwellian mentality regarding computers, and on its board is the man most likely to lead us in a new ‘1984’ regarding energy use.”

The video, “Al Gore, 1984,” was produced with assistance from the Leadership Institute Studios in Arlington, Virginia.  The campaign to generate popular opposition to the congressional proposals is being conducted jointly with the National Taxpayers Union. 

View the video, “Al Gore 1984.”