A study on gender equality as a prerequisite for sustainable development — debunked!

Lord knows we men are to blame for most things — but global warming?

Yes — according to a major new report by Gerd Johnsson-Latham for the Environment Advisory Council of the Environment Ministry of … wait for it … Sweden. The report’s focus:

What we know about the extent to which women globally live in a more sustainable way than men, leave a smaller ecological footprint and cause less climate change.

Ouch! Still, don’t look at me — I telecommute whereas my wife takes the car.


If gender equality were in fact a prerequisite for sustainable development, then it would definitely be time to buy property on high ground!

Fortunately, this theory is utterly debunked by the title of a best-selling nonfiction book:

Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.

I believe this is fatal to Gerd’s theory. After all, which of those two planets is quite cold — and which is “a 900-degree inferno” with a “runaway greenhouse effect,” to quote a 2002 NASA study?

The defense rests.