When red herrings turn green: debunking unhelpful climate stereotypes
We know about the cow burps, the coal burning and the constant bulldozing of the Amazon rainforest. Yet one cause of global warming has hitherto escaped mainstream attention: pointless finger-pointing. The physics is simple: hand-waving agitates air molecules, which makes them heat up. And recent years have seen eddies and turbulence aplenty added to our already beleaguered atmosphere from furious fists and indicting index fingers.