The Vanishing Face of Gaia: A Final Warning

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ReadHowYouWant.com, May 7, 2010 - 296 pages
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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  - Leslie Englehart - Goodreads

Well-written. Powerful. Sad. There is much that I don't agree with (particularly the beneficence of nuclear power), but some realistic prognosticating about where our over-population and greed are ... Read full review

Review: The Vanishing Face of Gaia: A Final Warning

User Review  - Goodreads

Well-written. Powerful. Sad. There is much that I don't agree with (particularly the beneficence of nuclear power), but some realistic prognosticating about where our over-population and greed are ... Read full review

Contents

The Climate Forecast
35
Consequences and Survival
70
Energy and Food Sources
97
Geoengineering
138
The History of Gaia Theory
158
Perceptions of Gaia
185
To Be or Not To Be Green
202
To the Next World
225
Glossary
249
Front Cover Flap
264
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