“There have been seven disasters since humans came on the earth, very similar to the one that’s just about to happen. I think these events keep separating the wheat from the chaff. And eventually we’ll have a human on the planet that really does understand it and can live with it properly. That’s the source of my optimism,” – maverick British scientist (with a great track record), James Lovelock, on what he considers the pending catastrophe of climate change. Bonus money quote:
Enjoy life while you can. Because if you’re lucky it’s going to be 20 years before it hits the fan.
Update from a reader:
You link to a six-year-old Guardian piece showcasing Lovelock’s alarmism about global warming, but do you think your readers deserve to know that the same Lovelock, in 2012, said this: “‘I made a mistake’: Gaia theory scientist James Lovelock admits he was ‘alarmist’ about the impact of climate change.” (Also this: “James Lovelock walks back his alarmism on climate”). Sadly, I don’t expect your team to follow-up on this. All cheerleading, no critical thinking: that’s what I am used to get from the Dish coverage of this tremendously important issue.