Mold & Corruption
Submitted By Todd on March 31st at 3:25pm
Good News! The Planet Can't be Saved.
The man who achieved global fame for his theory that the whole earth is a single organism now believes that we can only hope that the earth will take care of itself in the face of completely unpredictable climate change.What a relief... at least one leading Climate Change theorist is throwing up his hands and conceding it's hopeless. No need to destroy the economy and adopt a one world government!
Interviewed by Today presenter John Humphrys, videos of which you can see below, he said that while the earth's future was utterly uncertain, mankind was not aware it had "pulled the trigger" on global warming as it built its civilizations.Professor James Lovelock also says that nobody can accurately model the impact of Global Warming!
Prof Lovelock does not pull his punches on the politicians and scientists who are set to gain from the idea that we can predict climate change and save the planet ourselves. Scientists, he says, have moved from investigating nature as a vocation, to being caught in a career path where it makes sense to "fudge the data".Of course, this is nothing new - Lovelock has made similar comments through the years, including to Rolling Stone three years ago. But others in his field have been slow to catch on, so I guess he has to keep repeating himself.
To Lovelock, cutting greenhouse-gas pollution won't make much difference at this point, and much of what passes for sustainable development is little more than a scam to profit off disaster. "Green," he tells me, only half-joking, "is the color of mold and corruption."At age 90, Lovelock has more marbles than the rest of the Change community.
And while renewable energy technology may make good business sense, he says, it is not based on "good practical engineering."What I've been saying.