Mar 312014

James Lovelock: environmentalism has become a religion

In case the name “James Lovelock” isn’t immediately familiar, he’s the feller who came up with the “Gaia Hypothesis” that the thin film of organic scum, water, oxygen and nitrogen on the surface of Earth is a self-regulating system, effectively a single organism. This has been an important feature of the environmentalist movement for many years now.

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.

 Posted by at 12:06 pm
  • Cthell

    Sadly, I doubt that this new position will get much coverage in the media over here in Blighty; the whole “ditch wind turbines, add nuclear” line would probably lead to lynch mobs of greenists burning the editor in effigy (or, more likely, demanding their immediate sacking and replacement by someone more likely to espouse their views)

  • Bog Bong

    That thin film is the earth goddess’s best hope of keeping those evil asteroids from hitting up on her. A small price to pay for a slight case of skin rash.

    • Anonymous

      I couldn’t have said that any better.

  • se jones

    >>Environmentalism has become a religion.

    Oh – ya think.