Meticulously sorting your rubbish for recycling may salve your conscience, but it will never stop climate change. Dump your corrupt government, being financed by transnational corporations, and elect a government that wil put effective policy into place. Would you advise someone to flap towels in a burning house? To bring a flyswatter to a gunfight? Yet the counsel we hear on climate change could scarcely be more out of sync with the nature of the crisis.
The email in my inbox last week offered thirty suggestions to green my office space: use reusable pens, redecorate with light colours, stop using the elevator.