I caught a snippet of his baby with a fever analogy as I was doing some housework.
"The planet has a fever. If your baby has a fever, you go to the doctor. If the doctor says you need to intervene here, you don’t say, 'well, I read a science fiction novel that tells me it’s not a problem,' " Gore said. "If the crib’s on fire, you don’t speculate that the baby is flame retardant. You take action.
Which prompted me to think, if I think my baby's got a fever I'm not going to take him to the dude who says, "I'm not a doctor but I play one on TV." I'm certainly not going to follow the advice of someone who wants to amputate when soap and water or a cold compress will do. How's that for over doing an analogy?
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David Roberts at the Grist Mill (a new find for me) apparently live blogged the thing. His occasionally amusing commentary can be found here.
I listened to an interview on the Diane Rehm Show this morning on climate change policy. It was interesting. A caller wanted to know what we would do about all of the cement factories that produce so much CO2. What indeed I thought as I drove under an overpass held up by some of that environmentally offensive material.
Cross posted at Say Anything: Reader Blogs.