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How global warming works, in 35 words, or 52 seconds (and how more people "get" the explanation when it's short) -- via phys.org: http://phys.org/news/2014-01-global-words-seconds.html

"We should give up trying to save the world from climate change, says James Lovelock...Saving the planet from climate change is ‘beyond our ability’ and we should stop wasting time trying to tackle global warming, a leading scientist has claimed James Lovelock, who first detected CFCs in the atmosphere and proposed the Gaia hypotheses, claims society should retreat to ‘climate-controlled cities’ and give up on large expanses of land which will become uninhabitable..."