James Lovelock will go down in history as the scientist who changed our view of the Earth from a barren rock covered with a thin coating of life. In The Revenge of Gaia, bestselling author James Lovelock- father of climate studies and originator of the influential Gaia theory which views the entire earth as. The Revenge of Gaia: Why the Earth Is Fighting Back—and How We Can Still Save James Lovelock, Author, Crispin Tickell, Foreword by.

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The whole flow and timing of the words, the thoughts, are different.

The Revenge of Gaia by James E. Lovelock

He justifies that low level radiation, the equivalent of Europe receiving x-rays only decreases our life span by a few days at best and loveoock European Nations wondering how to pay pensions to “ancient citizens” anyway?

Yet I found images of those startled colonists continually popping into mind on reading James Lovelock’s latest diagnosis of the state of planet Earth. The barbarism of human extinction and planetary ruin, or the ‘barbarism’ of Lovelock’s vision: A useful introduction to the various environmental problems threatening the planet, I’m not lkvelock I have much of a leg to stand on in criticising Lovelock’s science – which seems rigorous and well-explained, although I did notice a slightly mischievous manipulation of life-expectancy statistics.

Wasn’t always easy to pin loveoock where Lovelock was going. Kyoto, as he says, was a mere act of appeasement to polluters.

The Revenge of Gaia – James Lovelock

Basically, Lovelock’s goal is to communicate that drastic action is needed, and fast, and even then it will only give us a little extra time to completely change our lifestyles. We’re in a jamez the Atlantic, and lovvelock running out of fuel. Dec 28, Reenge Sanders rated it it was amazing. Published July 3rd by Basic Books first published The end is all but nigh for Mother Earth’s inhabitants unless drastic measures are soon taken: Picture if you will, the atmosphere as Her lungs, the oceans as her circulatory system and you get the idea.


Nature has suffered enough indignities at our hands. Take this part about nuclear waste and keep in mind he’s a big proponent of nuclear power: It arose years ago gaa was then benign, and we were no significant threat to Gaia. A true visionary and a wonderful writer with the ability both to analyze data and convey jaames understandings metaphorically to the lay reader, he sadly seems to have become the 21st century schizoid man through his love for two wholly incompatible entities: He doesn’t th windmills on the ridge near his cottage in the English countryside — but he doesn’t mind storing all the world’s spent nuclear waste a 16 meter cube each year versus a mountain twelve miles around and a mile high for all the CO2 we’d have to “sequester” in a carbon sequestration system for our current energy sources in a concrete bunker in his backyard.

View Full Version of PW. Consequently, phytoplankton activity will decline with a concomitant fall in the production of dimethyl sulfide DMS. For example, he argues that the banning of DDT by cancer-paranoid Westerners was a crime against the malaria-ridden third-world.

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Makes a convincing argument for nuclear power. Empowered by the Christian concept that we are stewards of the planet and it is our God given right to have dominion over the plants, and animals, the Earth has become a possession, ours to own and sell, mine, pollute and blast the tops off of mountains to get at deep coal.

Beam me up Scotty Lovelock’s example is the Yangtze Dam in China – if the gai were to break, potentially millions would be killed, whereas the worst nuclear disaster in history hames Chernobyl killed less than a people and not instantly, as he points out, but years later from cancer.

If any of these groups can do some good they have my support but rrevenge can they be trusted when they are being financially propped up by the people that cause the problems to begin with?


The differences are also striking, however. But what to do, hopefully before it is too late?

Such rhetoric, turned up to regulo eight throughout the book, might tempt the odd snigger, if it wasn’t also so gaiaa convincing and appalling in its implications. And if much of the world’s land becomes uninhabitable and unsuitable for farming byLovelock will look like a wise sage who was foolishly unheeded. He acknowledges that we have already set the ball rolling on this, and that it would be nearly impossible for us to hold it back now.

There is SOMEthing of value in these pages. Some of the reviews of this book puzzle me. We should take note of his words, for all their fire and brimstone.

Life on Earth, but for how much longer?

Not only that, but if we “redeem ourselves” through civilization as though humans are born bad The earth is not ours to own and exploit, it never was. Not a mob of strangers. And read some of the references as well. Conclusions Whilst many may not agree with the solutions to the global warming crisis that are by Lovelock, The Revenge of Gaia is exceedingly well written and serves as a stark jmaes as to what may happen if immediate action is not taken to remedy the damage humanity has caused to the Earth.

White ice reflects sunlight back into space, as it melts, more dark land and water are exposed increasing light absorption. If consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, then Lovelock is surely a giant here.