So this is an idea shamelessly stolen from Noah Smith, a blogger who writes about economics. He has created an “illustrated bestiary”, introduced thusly:
In your journey through the Econ Blogosphere, you will be beset by a great many curious and interesting species of EconoTroll. At first you may be intimidated by their voluminous use of insider jargon, their rough-and-tumble personal attacks, their strenuous insistence that you read the complete works of their movements’ founders before participating in any discussion, and above all their sheer persistence and apparent surplus of spare time. But fear not, noble traveler, for I have taken it upon myself to create this Illustrated Bestiary, in order to prepare you for (most of) the characters you will encounter on your way…
It is all very applicable to the climate blogosphere, surely any blog-topic community, and very funny, so I thought I would reuse his juxtapositions of images and invite some suggestions of which labels, bloggers and/or regular commenters around the Climate Blogosphere fit the bill! All meant in good fun, I assure you!
The pairs are presented as “how they see themselves” on the left, and “how the world sees them” on the right.
Noah does have some additional funny content that may be a bit “insider baseball” but is still worth reading.
So? Who are we looking at here?