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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.
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.
IN THIS PARTICULAR EVENT, .. so the sensible thing to do is to live life whilst you can'
live life while we can?
"One of the main obstructions to meaningful action is "modern democracy", he added. "Even the best democracies agree that when a major war approaches, democracy must be put on hold for the time being. I have a feeling that climate change may be an issue as severe as a war. It may be necessary to put democracy on hold for a while."
However, China’s policy-making in the area of climate change is highly coordinated. What variables can explain the coordination of environmental, and particularly climate change, policy in China? The author attempts to provide an interest-based explanation for the question by linking regime theory with the behavior of Chinese bureaucracy and focusing on the role of the Global Environment Facility (GEF)1 in shaping climate policy coordination in China. The research is based on fieldwork in China.
Lovelock has become concerned about the threat of global warming from the greenhouse effect. In 2004 he caused a media sensation when he broke with many fellow environmentalists by pronouncing that "only nuclear power can now halt global warming". In his view, nuclear energy is the only realistic alternative to fossil fuels that has the capacity to both fulfill the large scale energy needs of humankind while also reducing greenhouse emissions. He is an open member of Environmentalists for Nuclear Energy.
In 2005, against the backdrop of renewed UK government interest in nuclear power, Lovelock again publicly announced his support for nuclear energy, stating, "I am a Green, and I entreat my friends in the movement to drop their wrongheaded objection to nuclear energy". Although these interventions in the public debate on nuclear power are recent, his views on it are longstanding.
Originally posted by all2human
I am sorry but,I agree with this man 100%,
If life is still here after brutal solar flares and several high energy asteroid impacts, I think it'll be ok. A couple of centuries of burning a product of nature isn't going to destroy a small sphere in the milky way galaxy mostly composed of water's thermodynamic susceptibility for life.