George Monbiot has no idea the trouble he's caused me over the years with his enthusiasm for vegetarianism. I've lost count of the number of times I've had to sit and patiently explain to some earnest Guardian reader that yes, I do like to shoot things and eat them and no, by doing so I am not destroying the planet - quite the reverse.
Now Monbiot has flipped sides, and come out in favour of meat-eating, albeit with a suitably Guardian-style set of caveats.
Funny how these things swing back and forth - and now that environmentalism is the new religion, folk like me are bounced along like a cork on the tide. I expect the Guardian will be on to me shortly, asking me to become their new Environment Correspondent. I won't hold my breath.