Climate change godfather admits to being an alarmist.

I can recall seeing a documentary in the late ’80s featuring James Lovelock and his Gaia theory. I thought then “new ager” and while interesting, I dismissed both him and his theory as a pile of hooey.

To get an idea about what Gaia theory is about, much of this thinking is the centerpiece of James Cameron’s movie “Avatar”. Not wanting to get too far into the weeds, lay on top of Gaia theory the story about foreign invaders (white descendants of European settlers) who steal the land from the indigenous people (American “Indians”) so they can pillage the land’s resources (Capitalism is evil) and you have the setting and agenda of that movie. Ok, back out of the weeds.

This past April, the month when Earth Day is observed, James Lovelock gave MSNBC an interview where he admitted his claims regarding climate change was “alarmist”. Lovelock is regarded as “The godfather of global warming” and now, 20 odd years later he says

“the problem is we don’t know what the climate is doing. We thought we knew 20 years ago.”

I wonder if Al Gore, a snake oil salesman if ever there was one, spewed his morning coffee when he read this.

Doh!

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  1. The most shocking thing is he shows intellectual honesty to admit this. If Gore makes a similar statement I’ll probably spew my morning coffee. As I wrote in 2009, the climate is clearly warming up but the temps show variations up and down throughout history. Some far in excess of what we see in the past 100 years. The planet was very much warmer 66 million years ago when trees grew in Antarctica and much colder 10 thousand years ago when glaciers reached deep into North America. Wonder if cavemen sitting around firepits caused the warmup that eventually killed the Mammouth off? That WAS real Global warming and there wasn’t a car or factory on the planet!

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