Monday, December 7, 2009

Energy Company's Boast About Melting Glaciers

Today energy companies fund huge advertising campaigns to promote just how environmentally-friendly (or "green") they are, but that wasn't always the case. Check out the ad below, it's a glossy two-page magazine spread from the early 1960's where Enco (a subsidiary of Humble Oil, which later became part of ExxonMobil) boasts about supplying enough energy to melt seven million tons of glacier each day.

Of course 40-odd years later, if Enco were still around, they'd likely be running spots on TV touting their bio-fuels research efforts and employing lobbyists to question whether there really is a link between fossil fuels and global climate change. Funny how times change...
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