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James Lovelock: 'enjoy life while you can: in 20 years global warming will hit the fan'
The Guardian ^ | February 29, 2008 | Decca Aitkenhead

Posted on 02/18/2014 8:43:17 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

The climate science maverick believes catastrophe is inevitable, carbon offsetting is a joke and ethical living a scam. So what would he do?

In 1965 executives at Shell wanted to know what the world would look like in the year 2000. They consulted a range of experts, who speculated about fusion-powered hovercrafts and "all sorts of fanciful technological stuff". When the oil company asked the scientist James Lovelock, he predicted that the main problem in 2000 would be the environment. "It will be worsening then to such an extent that it will seriously affect their business," he said.

"And of course," Lovelock says, with a smile 43 years later, "that's almost exactly what's happened."

Lovelock has been dispensing predictions from his one-man laboratory in an old mill in Cornwall since the mid-1960s, the consistent accuracy of which have earned him a reputation as one of Britain's most respected - if maverick - independent scientists. Working alone since the age of 40, he invented a device that detected CFCs, which helped detect the growing hole in the ozone layer, and introduced the Gaia hypothesis, a revolutionary theory that the Earth is a self-regulating super-organism. Initially ridiculed by many scientists as new age nonsense, today that theory forms the basis of almost all climate science....

(Excerpt) Read more at theguardian.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: climatechange; environment; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; poseurs
Old article, but I love how he skewers their nonsense while still quaffing Kool-Aid himself.
1 posted on 02/18/2014 8:43:17 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe the fan will cool it off.


2 posted on 02/18/2014 8:44:50 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: P-Marlowe

James Lovelock: ‘Fudging data is a sin against science’
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2010/mar/29/james-lovelock


3 posted on 02/18/2014 8:45:53 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Actually, we have a lot less time left than 20 years.

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2006/01/27/algore_we_have_ten_years_left_before_earth_cooks


4 posted on 02/18/2014 8:47:10 PM PST by MNDude
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To: MNDude

If Al told me it was snowing I’d put on shorts and flip-flops and head to the pool.


5 posted on 02/18/2014 8:48:50 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

i think thats what they said 20 years ago too


6 posted on 02/18/2014 8:49:49 PM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Remember when “Sting” trundled out onto stage his personal toy Amazon chieftain, and then whined about how there would ABSOLUTELY be NO Brazil rainforest AT ALL in 10 years...?

And that was about 20 years ago?

Remember?


7 posted on 02/18/2014 8:49:51 PM PST by gaijin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"It will be worsening then to such an extent that it will seriously affect their business," he said. "And of course," Lovelock says, with a smile 43 years later, "that's almost exactly what's happened."

It's one thing to predict calamity decades from now based on lies and misinformation but an entirely different thing to look at a past prediction that didn't come true and then lie about clearly observable facts. These are the kind of people that will tell you the sky is bright green with a straight face when you can clearly observe that it is blue.

8 posted on 02/18/2014 8:50:37 PM PST by plain talk
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Global warmists seem to have all the conviction, enthusiasm, and rationality as those who followed Marshall Applewhite to paradise.


9 posted on 02/18/2014 8:51:37 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Please bring us some global warming....NOW!!


10 posted on 02/18/2014 8:51:47 PM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

‘Fudging data is a sin against science’

Agreed.
That is just what Al Gore did with “An inconvenient truth”


11 posted on 02/18/2014 8:52:06 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law and does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

"This rich honky pays me to sit here
with this huge thing I don't usually wear..."

12 posted on 02/18/2014 8:52:07 PM PST by gaijin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If Al told me it was snowing I’d put on shorts and flip-flops and head to the pool.

Interestingly, pretty much everyplace Agore goes, it snows.

13 posted on 02/18/2014 8:53:19 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

15 days..9 snowstorms… and whaaaat?


14 posted on 02/18/2014 8:54:09 PM PST by acapesket
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...introduced the Gaia hypothesis, a revolutionary theory that the Earth is a self-regulating super-organism. Initially ridiculed by many scientists as new age nonsense, today that theory forms the basis of almost all climate science...

Oh, boy. That would be news to every climate scientist I've ever met, including the ones who still believe in anthropogenic global warming...er, sorry, "climate change". It's a religion, yes, but not that kind of a religion.

It is a fantastically complicated system, yes, and it very definitely shows self-regulation, but "organic" is only an adjective best reserved for mystics and children. "Mother" Gaia isn't going to wipe your nose or change your diaper, but she sure as hell will kill you.

15 posted on 02/18/2014 8:54:41 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This guy is a nut.
“perhaps if we had taken action in 1967”

Ummm James... we did.
It’s called the EPA and it has become a monster.


16 posted on 02/18/2014 8:55:25 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law and does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

" 'Rainforest GONE in 10 years', ya got it..? Screw
that up onstage in front of those cameras, and it's
NO CASH, and my roadies grab you by the throat,
right about HERE..."

17 posted on 02/18/2014 8:56:49 PM PST by gaijin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

actually it doesn’t matter what the climate is because in 20 years the US economy will have collapsed and that will be the least of our problems.


18 posted on 02/18/2014 8:56:59 PM PST by Optimist
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To: mylife
Since 2008 Lovelock has essentially recanted all his old New Age BS. This article is of historical interest but reflects nothing of the present day. IDK why it was posted now.
19 posted on 02/18/2014 9:00:23 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard
Since 2008 Lovelock has essentially recanted all his old New Age BS.

You are correct, and I should have said that specifically. Thanks.

20 posted on 02/18/2014 9:02:39 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

20 years? It happened in less than 2. About on par for a JL prediction.


21 posted on 02/18/2014 9:02:46 PM PST by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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To: hinckley buzzard

Well he has lived to a ripe old age spinning yarns.


22 posted on 02/18/2014 9:08:30 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law and does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I heard this twenty years ago.

It’s past its expiration date and a proven fraud...


23 posted on 02/18/2014 9:08:46 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: All
"I'm a Maverick too!"


24 posted on 02/18/2014 9:13:19 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law and does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It is plenty cold on Mars and there is a one way trip coming up, I nominate James Love-less to go on that trip


25 posted on 02/18/2014 9:18:10 PM PST by GraceG
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Air temp readings from around the world
26 posted on 02/18/2014 9:18:42 PM PST by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There will always be people who think they’re smarter than everybody else. Lovelock is no different. Obviously, a man with a lot of intelligence who thinks he has everything figured out. A lot of other very smart people were predicting we’d all be dead by now. In fact, some, Paul Ehrlich, were saying a lot of the same things as Lovelock in a different way. We’re all still here, and the world won’t end in twenty years.


27 posted on 02/18/2014 9:23:28 PM PST by driftless2
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To: moose07

Better yet, have a look at temp changes in the solar system.


28 posted on 02/18/2014 9:27:56 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law and does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Navy Patriot
Interestingly, pretty much everyplace Agore goes, it snows.

He moved to Montecito, CA (Santa Barbara) several years ago. We could sure use some of that snow -- especially in the form of rain. He's a complete idiot but our drought is real.

29 posted on 02/18/2014 9:42:04 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: mylife
Good Call! :)
No, nothing to see there ,move along now.
Link
30 posted on 02/18/2014 9:42:13 PM PST by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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To: gaijin

ahahahah THANK YOU!!!


31 posted on 02/18/2014 9:42:49 PM PST by MeshugeMikey (Where are The Weapons Of Mass Global Climate Change Destruction?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

if libs actually believe this, then why are they spending their time making laws and breaking laws making everyone else’s lives miserable?

why not just keep spending then? who cares about budgets. let’s just make everyone billionaires.

/s


32 posted on 02/18/2014 9:43:29 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama will save us by, with a stroke of a pen, delay the Laws of Thermodynamics.


33 posted on 02/18/2014 9:50:08 PM PST by gasport (Will operate for food.)
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To: gasport

http://flix.tapuz.co.il/v/watch-3381881-.html


34 posted on 02/18/2014 9:55:06 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law and does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet



35 posted on 02/18/2014 10:04:39 PM PST by MeshugeMikey (Where are The Weapons Of Mass Global Climate Change Destruction?)
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To: Bernard Marx
...but our drought is real.

That it is, and should be expected occasionally in CA.

In spite of that, water is grossly mismanaged by the State and Federal "authorities", that's where the problem lies.

36 posted on 02/18/2014 10:43:17 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

All life on earth ceased in 1982 when Reagan provoked the Soviets into an all out nuclear war. Everything was destroyed in a matter of days. The earth now is just a molten lifeless rock surrounded by a 20 mile thick radioactive ash cloud. Has everyone forgotten about the end?


37 posted on 02/19/2014 2:03:12 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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