The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) think tank, whose donors include Exxon Mobil and the American Petroleum Institute, is running a television ad campaign "targeting global warming 'alarmists,' especially Al Gore." Reuters reports, "The spots are timed to precede next week's theatrical release of An Inconvenient Truth, a documentary film on global warming that features Gore." In one ad, "a little girl blows away dandelion fluff as an announcer says, 'Carbon dioxide: they call it pollution; we call it life.'" As Think Progress notes, CEI "believes the dangers of global warming are akin 'to that of "an alien invasion."'"
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