‘Gaia’ scientist James Lovelock: I was ‘alarmist’ about climate change

[G]lobal warming has not occurred as he had expected.

“The problem is we don’t know what the climate is doing. We thought we knew 20 years ago. That led to some alarmist books – mine included – because it looked clear-cut, but it hasn’t happened,” Lovelock said.

“The climate is doing its usual tricks. There’s nothing much really happening yet. We were supposed to be halfway toward a frying world now,” he said.

“The world has not warmed up very much since the millennium. Twelve years is a reasonable time… it (the temperature) has stayed almost constant, whereas it should have been rising — carbon dioxide is rising, no question about that,” he added.

He pointed to Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” and Tim Flannery’s “The Weather Makers” as other examples of “alarmist” forecasts of the future.

Global warming? Sure. Anthropogenic? To some extent. Catastrophic? No. Via World News – ‘Gaia’ scientist James Lovelock: I was ‘alarmist’ about climate change.

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1 thought on “‘Gaia’ scientist James Lovelock: I was ‘alarmist’ about climate change”

  1. Doesnt mean the conversation is without merit. There’s two different topics that get covered in the climate change arguement: the global warming which is a God arguement and resource consumption which is measurable and a real situation. I’ll forgive all alarmist if it continues to push the resource consumption discussion.

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