Those who deny climate change prefer living in a fantasy world

I found it highly amusing that a majority of those taking your reader poll on climate change are still in denial that the looming environmental disaster is man-made. They remind me of the Kevin Bacon character at the end of the movie "Animal House," who is frantically stamping his feet and screaming "all is well" just as an oncoming stampede of people tramples him to death.

I guess if you sit in your air conditioned living room watching Fox News and listening to Rush Limbaugh, you can still pretend climate change isn't happening — as long as you avoid going outside in the real world.

But what is even more amusing is that these reality deniers bother taking the time to read your newspaper at all. I guess they think saying "no" enough times will make reality go away.

William Smith, Baltimore

Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times
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