Hysteria: The scientist who brought us the Gaia theory that Earth is a living being, which has led to a bizarre planet worship, has decided that global warming alarmists have gone too far. It’s nice to see some clear thinking.
The 92-year-old Lovelock said: “We thought we knew 20 years ago. That led to some alarmist books — mine included — because it looked clear-cut, but it hasn’t happened.”
Lovelock explained that “the world has not warmed up very much since the millennium. Twelve years is a reasonable time” for the warming to occur. Yet the temperature “has stayed almost constant, whereas it should have been rising” as carbon dioxide was rising.
More recently, as revealed in an interview with the British Guardian, Lovelock disclosed other points of contention with those he calls “greens.”
He has come to support fracking to produce more natural gas to fire electric power plants. He’s rebuked environmentalists for creating a “green religion” that “is now taking over from the Christian religion.” And he has called the idea of sustainable development through renewable energy “meaningless drivel.”
Moreover, Lovelock has cast doubt on the article of faith that the science on global warming is settled.
Are any among the alarmist movement listening?
Unlikely. They don’t want to hear one of their patriarchs confess that “the schemes” for development through renewable energy “are largely hopelessly inefficient and unpleasant.”
- Climate Change & Drivel? (swittersb.wordpress.com)
- Lorrie Goldstein: Green ‘drivel’ exposed (junkscience.com)