Greta Thunberg, slayer of dragons - and many a middle-aged male dinosaur!

If the past few weeks are anything to go by, you could be forgiven for thinking that this tiny teen is the single biggest threat to mankind (gender-specific nomenclature intentional) - not the grim reality of climate change that she is railing so passionately against.

Recent events in the global warming sphere have offered a mixture of inspiration, hope, progress - and a sadly shameful picture of adult human behaviour.

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