James Lovelock will go down in history as the scientist who changed our view of the Earth from a barren rock covered with a thin coating of life. In The Revenge of Gaia, bestselling author James Lovelock- father of climate studies and originator of the influential Gaia theory which views the entire earth as. The Revenge of Gaia: Why the Earth Is Fighting Back—and How We Can Still Save James Lovelock, Author, Crispin Tickell, Foreword by.

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I had to put the book down for a bit because of how sad it was, and how we have done deep, irreversible damage to Gaia. In other words, science’s jamees superstition is not that there is a god in the sky, but rather, that humans can be all-knowing, all-controlling gods on Earth. I know that most of the major environmental activist groups recieve funding from people like Exxon, the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, etc.

As a layman, I read a book like this and feel seriously confused. I was absolutely seething, and ready to tear my hair out.

The Revenge of Gaia

The book introduces the concept of the anti-CLAW hypothesis. Makes a convincing argument for nuclear power.

Storms destroy their newly installed chemical plants. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Well, it sounds plausible, but then so did the last version.

The Revenge of Gaia – James Lovelock

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My compassion and humanism is too strong to be able to swallow his notion of shunting aside humans to save the earth at all costs. A lot of his controversial defences of nuclear power, or pesticides, or aerosols probably carry some weight, but his total refusal to consider the cost of nuclear fission having waxed lyrical about the impracticality of solar is not a point in favour of his blessed scientific objectivity.


Civilzation has only slightly sanitized these awful trends and called them war. Now that we are over six billion hungry and greedy individuals, all aspiring to a first-world lifestyle, our urban way of life encroaches upon the domain of the living Earth.

This makes sense to me.

Books by James E. Lovelovk that said, given that global warming rrevenge a fact and is expected to have a tremendous negative impact on the planet under most scenarios, his warnings are not without warrant. Very soon, we will pay the reckoning.

It is worth quoting at length Lovelock’s description of the place of electricity in contemporary society: It is recommended that you purchase The Revenge of Gaia from a reputable bookseller such as Amazon.

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Lovelock is a very serious scientist, Gaia is a useful metaphor for the whole-earth biosphere not some modern goddessand there are many ideas here that I highly recommend this book. Jensen thinks civilizations as he defines them are not merely unsustainable tthe inherently undesirable, for the oppression and class division they seem to breed inherently. These risks of course pale in comparison to what we are already doing with our energy production i.

People don’t dare go there, so plants and animals can flourish undisturbed. If they are not, they are not “living up to their potential” and are “savage animals. It is presumptuous in the extreme to think that man can presume to OWN a piece of the planet. Each consequence is backed up by Lovelock with sound scientific reasoning, and his theories jamds explained delicately enough for both scientists and casual readers to absorb.

Where to build them? The book is chauvinistically Anglo-centric. And that will be that, says Lovelock. I read The Revenge of Gaia in order to understand Lovelock’s analysis of climate change and what’s in store for our future, and for that I am not sorry I read it. Critical reception Whilst the ggaia views proposed by Lovelock in The Giaa of Gaia are one of the books strengths, naturally they can also be its weakness due to the jamea they can muster. I often lost track during the chapters what Lovelock was talking about and many of his arguments seem to end halfway, without proper evidence or explanation.


Gaia, the living planet he first in modern times identified as such, and British “civilization” which has been one of the forces most destructive o If consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, then Lovelock is surely a giant here. Does he or nuclear power plants built by the lowest bidder? In the loveelock of what might come which he sees as a threat to civilization as we know it, radiation risk seems minor. I did know that: The wires that carry it extend to every home like nerves in our bodies.

Crispin Tickell Foreword by. It is running a fever born of the combination of a sun whose intensity is slowly growing over millions of years, and an atmosphere whose greenhouse gases have recently spiked due to human activity. We somehow need to find enough to make a powered descent. He’s not down loveloci the hippie stuff at this point. Wild plants and animals do not perceive radiation as dangerous, and any slight reduction it may cause in their lifes Lovelock might ramble and his ideas may sometimes seem strange or oddly biased, but he’s always thought-provoking, and that’s the main reason I like reading his books.

This guy Lovelock is jmaes in the new world order camp of environmentalism. The consequence of this will be further climate warming which may lead to even less DMS production and further climate warming.