Finally, here’s a hoax that’s worth mentioning; not one from a mad scientist vying for his own reality tv show by exploiting his children.
On Monday, The Yes Men pulled a fast one on several media outlets when they posed as the United States Chamber of Commerce. They held a fake news conference announcing among other things that “there is only one sound way to do business, and that’s to pass a strong climate bill quickly so that this December in Copenhagen President Obama can lead the entire business world in ensuring our long-term prosperity.”
The Chamber of Commerce denounced the stunt by saying “public relations hoaxes undermine the genuine effort to find solutions on the challenge of climate change. These irresponsible tactics are a foolish distraction from the serious effort by our nation to reduce greenhouse gases.”
Once The Chamber of Commerce stops spending $34.7 million to lobby Congress against climate control legislation, then they will be ready to discuss seriously how to reduce greenhouse gases.
Even if The Yes Men’s hoax isn’t one of the world’s greatest, at least it provided a good laugh and brings more attention to the issue of global warming.