The H.G. Wells of climate change
H.G. Wells wanted mankind to be governed by a committee of scientists. So, at least implicitly, does James Lovelock, described by the Guardian as a “globally respected environmental thinker.”
James Lovelock: Humans are too stupid to prevent climate changeGintas, who sent the item, comments:
I don’t remember that we put the republic on hold in World War II, and I don’t remember England suspending its form of government, either. Churchill was always a Prime Minister, not a Maximum Leader.However, somewhat contradictorily, at the end of the article Lovelock praises the climate skeptics for forcing the warmists to think more critically about their own work, and he is very critical of the warmists’ shenanigans that have been revealed:
Lovelock, who 40 years ago originated the idea that the planet is a giant, self-regulating organism—the so-called Gaia theory—added that he has little sympathy for the climate scientists caught up in the UEA email scandal. He said he had not read the original emails—“I felt reluctant to pry”—but that their reported content had left him feeling “utterly disgusted”.Two side points: First, we see once again how professed atheist materialists cannot help but use religious concepts and terms, because without such concepts and terms they cannot express their understanding of the world. Even while rejecting Christianity, they keep irresistibly moving in its orbit. This ought to tell them something about Christianity’s truth value, but doesn’t.
Second, I wonder what Lovelock thinks of the Third-Worldization and Islamization of Britain by immigration, which have been brought about in a most undemocratic fashion by the British political and opinion-shaping elite against the will of the “stupid” British people. Does he believe that this non-democratic policy has been good, or does the thought perhaps occur to him that Britain would have been vastly better off if it had allowed the voice of democracy to be heard instead of suppressing it?