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October, 2010:

A global warming denier is like…

I was trying to come up with a good analogy to describe global warming deniers and, of three I created, some friends thought this was the best one.

A global warming denier is like an inspector checking out a crumbling, leaky dam that is in danger of collapse who, upon finding a small bit of dry concrete, exclaims, “See! There’s no problem! It all looks fine!”

I thought I’d modify it for some instances to read…

A global warming denier is like an inspector checking out a crumbling, leaky dam that is in danger of collapse who, upon displaying a small bit of dry brick from a completely unrelated building in a neighboring town, exclaims, “See! There’s no problem! It all looks fine!”

…or, in many cases…

A global warming denier is like an inspector checking out a crumbling, leaky dam that is in danger of collapse who, upon finding a small bit of wet concrete, acts as if it’s dry, and exclaims, “See! There’s no problem! It all looks fine!”

One friend suggested this one, which I found amusing.

A global warming denier is like a guy living on a planet that is getting measurably warmer due to pollution and, for political reasons, latches on to the tiniest shred of unrelated “evidence” and calls it proof otherwise.

Okay… that’s not really an analogy.