We can breathe a sigh of relief now that we know who’s winning the battle of the sexes in combating global warming.
The November 10 issue of New Scientist magazine reported a study by Gerd Johnsson-Latham of the Swedish Ministry of Sustainable Development that concludes “Swedish men are being blamed for having a disproportionately large impact on global warming.”
“The fact that women travel less than men, measured in person-kilometres per car, plane, boat and motorcycle – means that women cause considerably fewer carbon dioxide emissions than men, and thus considerably less climate change,” Johnsson-Latham said in the report.
“Women do not escape censure, however,” the magazine report said. “The report notes that in Sweden, women spend four times as much as men on consumer goods and - in a further dig at men, albeit unintended – 20 times as much on hygiene products.”