The anti-global warming lobby made their point with fantastic graphics of the earth shrivelling up like a lettuce in a hot oven, with relentless heat turning the atmosphere red, straw yellow and white hot as we eventually implode in a million degree puff of smoke. How different the whole argument would have been had they depicted the consequences truthfully; brown, arid land turning green and lush, polar bears fat with freshly eaten seals, old people living longer and enjoying time with their families. What, you say, you mean climate change actually makes human life better?
It seems so. In a terrific piece in the Speccie, Matt Ridley sets out exactly why climate change is so good for the world, and how much grimmer human life would have been had the temperature not risen by 0.3deg.
So keep burning that coal on the home-fires, keep your heavy right foot on the accelerator and feed your cows on legumes to increase the Methane - it really is for our own good.