“Titanavatarinator” director James Cameron is out with a new campaign ad that opposes California ballot initiative Proposition 23, which would stop the state’s extreme global warming emissions law (Assembly Bill 32) until its unemployment rate falls below 5.5 percent for four consecutive quarters:
Cameron blames the financial aid provided by “two Texas oil companies” (Valero and Tesoro) in support of Prop 23 that he alleges will be “terminating our air pollution standards” and “sinking our clean energy economy.” Yet the only standard affected is the one that attempts to reduce the odorless, colorless gas (carbon dioxide) that mammals constantly exhale, whose alteration has not been proven to show any effect on global temperatures. And that Golden State clean energy economy has shown itself to be a roaring success as well, contributing to its 12.4 percent unemployment rate.
But as Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinny have shown, Cameron has trouble following the admonitions he gives to everybody else:
Meanwhile, the Natural Resources Defense Council has also picked up on the “two Texas dirty oil companies” theme, in a much more clever ad than Cameron’s:
Of course, the NRDC isn’t going to tell you that green groups and alternative energy companies (in other words, rent-seekers) have contributed twice as much (over $19 million) in opposition to Prop 23 as supporters, according to the Los Angeles Times.
But that’s okay; I’m sure business- and industry-friendlier Texas will be happy to take more of those job gains.
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