Monday, March 31, 2014

James Lovelock: environmentalism has become a religion

Scientist behind the Gaia hypothesis says environment movement does not pay enough attention to facts and he was too certain in the past about rising temperatures

Adam Vaughan Sunday 30 March 2014

Environmentalism has "become a religion" and does not pay enough attention to facts, according to James Lovelock.  The 94 year-old scientist, famous for his Gaia hypothesis that Earth is a self-regulating, single organism, also said that he had been too certain about the rate of global warming in his past book, that "it’s just as silly to be a [climate] denier as it is to be a believer” and that fracking and nuclear power should power the UK, not renewable sources such as windfarms.  Speaking to the Guardian for an interview ahead of a landmark UN climate science report on Monday on the impacts of climate change, Lovelock said of the warnings of climate catastrophe in his 2006 book, Revenge of Gaia: "I was a little too certain in that book. You just can’t tell what’s going to happen."....To Read More....
 
My Take - I'm impressed he came out as he has done, but we must recognize he was one of the driving forces for this 'religion', called environmentalim.  Nature worship is now as real as it was during ancient times when pagans willingly sacrificed human beings to appease the 'gods' of nature, just as these neo-pagans are more than happy to do.  The first thing I thought of when I read this was a mad scientist finally comes to grips with his own foolish monster of a creation - when it's too late - as it is now out of control.  What a legacy to go to one's grave with.  

You may wish to view, The Dark Side of Deep Ecology, bu James A. Marusek.   

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