The Vanishing Face of Gaia: A Final Warning

Front Cover, Limited, May 7, 2010 - 296 pages
17 Reviews
Celebrities drive hybrids, Al Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize, and supermarkets carry no end of so-called ''green'' products. And yet the environmental crisis is only getting worse. In The Vanishing Face of Gaia, the eminent scientist James Lovelock argues that the earth is lurching ever closer to a permanent ''hot state'' - and much more quickly than most specialists think. There is nothing humans can do to reverse the process; the planet is simply too overpopulated to halt its own destruction by greenhouse gases. In order to survive, mankind must start preparing now for life on a radically changed planet. The meliorist approach outlined in the Kyoto Treaty must be abandoned in favor of nuclear energy and aggressive agricultural development on the small areas of earth that will remain arable. A reluctant jeremiad from one of the environmental movement's elder statesmen, The Vanishing Face of Gaia offers an essential wake-up call for the human race.

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User Review  - Earle Baldwin - Goodreads

The wonder of this book is the diverse fact and stellar observation that the author carries and gives. Little in the way of conjecture plagues this signpost of a warning. I suggest all read. " This ... Read full review

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User Review  - John Esterly - Goodreads

This was a very eye opening book by the father of Gaia theory. Based on what reviews and references I've seen to his other work, I get the feeling this was a much tamer trip into the world of Gaia by ... Read full review

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