James Lovelock, the maverick scientist who became a guru to the environmental movement with his “Gaia” theory of the Earth as a single organism, has admitted to being “alarmist” about climate change and says other environmental commentators, such as Al Gore, were too.
The fact that there has been no temperature rise over the past 12 years has convinced the man who wrote just a few years ago that “before this century is over billions of us will die and the few breeding pairs of people that survive will be in the Arctic where the climate remains tolerable.” He has been quoted in The Guardian that 80% of humans will perish by 2100 AD, and this climate change will last 100,000 years. According to James Lovelock, by 2040, the world population of more than six billion will have been culled by floods, drought and famine. Indeed “[t]he people of Southern Europe, as well as South-East Asia, will be fighting their way into countries such as Canada, Australia and Britain”.
He now concedes that his views were unduly alarmist and that available data don’t support his earlier prophecies. Even worse, he singled out AlGore’s “Inconvenient Truth” and material by Tim Flannery as others presenting alarmist prophecies.
Not that any of that matters; the Obama administration’s EPA continues to push to regulate coal out of useful existence, and is attempting to regulate lead out of ammunition and fishing tackle, prompting House Republicans to write legislation intended to rein them in. The bureaucrats and environmeddlists have this whole Gaiia and Global Warming thing that they’ve been using as a club; don’t believe for a second that they’re going to give it up without a fight. Don’t expect to hear much from most of the media nor from “academics”, either, because they’re fully vested in the Religion.
As noted previously, the extremely intelligent, lovely and charming professor Kari over at University of Oregon has publicly stated that those who are skeptical of “man-made global warming” should be viewed as racists, rounded up and forcibly “treated” for their mental disorders, and that democracy should be suspended until the Really Smart People such as herself can Save The Planet™ and get the world back on track. That could take years; possibly generations. But Kari and her colleagues at UO and elsewhere will persevere.
Doubtless, they’ll hook up with Steve Zwick and burn down the homes of a few “deniers”, just to make the point.
- Daily Benefactor News – Climate Alarmist Calls For Burning Down Skeptics’ Homes(thedaleygator.wordpress.com)
- Green Fascism: The Growing Threat of Eco-Tyranny (mountainrepublic.net)
- Tim Flannery: High Priest Of Gaia(garyware.me)