Selling Climate Change

| 10/16/2012 3:34:25 PM

diesel global warming china wall
Sand rises around the Great Wall of China in a 2007 Diesel ad. Text in the upper right corner reads "global warming ready." 

Perhaps by now you’ve heard that Perrier, the sparkling water company, has come up with a way to fix climate change. Ring the bells. Bang the drums.

You’re probably wondering what the idea is. Are the people of Perrier campaigning to end subsidies to oil companies worldwide?


Are they encouraging people to drive less, buy less stuff, and stop pillaging Planet Earth?


10/10/2013 7:41:18 PM

Interesting timing for me. We just had what seemed like a month of rain. The most depressing September in history. I had a gingerale with lunch at our local pub recently and it tasted sort of fishy. I thought it was me. A week or so later, I ordered a glass of water with dinner and got that fishy (or "off") taste again. The server explained that all the rain had mucked up our water sources. "Do you have anything in a can that I could drink?" I asked. Next thing I know, I'm drinking Perrier! So this post made me laugh. Yup, climate change and Perrier are definitely related.

Michael Moncrief
10/19/2012 9:28:30 PM

Maybe it is just me, but what if these ads that actually show examples of global warming (albeit unrealistic and silly versions) do instill in those who refuse to believe a subconscious notion that global warming is coming soon to a world near you???

10/19/2012 2:36:37 PM

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