WE CALL IT….WELL, WHAT DO WE CALL IT?….From deep ? very deep ? within the bowels of the “WTF” files come two ads from the Competitive Enterprise Institute arguing that carbon dioxide is….wait for it….

Good for us. The ads, “airing in 14 U.S. cities from May 18 to May 28, 2006,” don’t merely say that global warming isn’t a big deal ? though they say that too ? they seriously say that carbon dioxide is great stuff. “We breathe it out, plants breathe it in.”

Well, there’s no arguing with that, especially when it’s accompanied by pictures of old growth forests and sweet little girls using their CO2-enhanced breath to blow on dandelions.

There’s not much point in actually arguing with stuff like this, of course, so I propose a joke contest instead. You can probably figure out the theme without my having to tell you. Comments are open.

Via Grist.

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