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The evolution of environmental hysteria has progressed another shameful step. The fear-mongers haven't won enough converts to their cause with myths about dying polar bears, which we cover in our documentary Not Evil Just Wrong, so now they are drowning a puppy in a nationally televised bedtime story in the United Kingdom.
The British government is spending the equivalent of nearly $9.6 million to run advertisements produced as part of the "Act On CO2" program. The story in the ad features an ominous carbon monster spewing black soot from the sky, a restaurant named "The World's End," a weeping bunny and an animated puppy that disappears underwater before a girl's eyes.
"There was once a land where the weather was very, very strange," a father says as he reads the story to his daughter. "There were awful heat waves in some parts, and in other parts terrible storms and floods. Scientists said it was being caused by too much CO2, which went up into the sky when the grown-ups used energy."
Not even Nature magazine is willing to defend such ridiculous scare tactics. It dubbed the story the "Worst. Climate. Campaign. Ever."
Matthew Sinclair of the Taxpayers' Alliance decried the ad campaign. "This is a disgusting attempt to use taxpayers' money to scare their own children, particularly when money is so tight following the recession," he told The Register. "... The government should not be using taxpayers' money to produce this kind of shock advertising, which would probably not even be allowed on TV if it was produced by an independent campaign."The good news is that the more outrageous the scare tactics of environmentalists get, the more likely people are to realize that the theory of manmade global warming destroying the planet is a sham based on flawed science.