CO2 Is Green, Because We All Need CO2

Remember the ads produced by the competitive enterprise institute touting CO2 as “life”. Well, here we go again:

It’s pretty amazing that people would spend their hard earned money producing videos like the one above. In this case it’s Houston gas man H. Leighton Steward messing with the minds of voters in Montana and New Mexico. The idea: To derail any climate change legislation currently in the Senate.

As usual, these things would be funny if you saw them in the Onion, or in a Paul Verhoeven film, but it’s not so funny when you see it dumped on people in the real world. Many business now favor climate change action – partly for common sense moral reasons, but also because action on climate change and the economic restructuring it requires represents a tremendous business opportunity. There’s even a pro-business rally in DC next week on the matter. Only a gas man with his head stuck in very oily sand could fail to see that.

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of has grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.

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