The Vanishing Face of Gaia: A Final Warning

Front Cover, 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  - jefware - LibraryThing

Lovelock believes it is too late to prevent a hot earth, and that most green options are hollow. Still, we can save the species and there is hope in that, Promotes nuclear power. Even given the Fukushima disaster I think that nuclear must be explored as an option. Read full review

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User Review  - Clueless - LibraryThing

Bits of brilliant science interspersed with random tidbits of complete conjecture. I agree that the green movement is doing more harm than good. I would love to hear a debate between him and Ray ... Read full review


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Consequences and Survival
Energy and Food Sources
The History of Gaia Theory
Perceptions of Gaia
To Be or Not To Be Green
To the Next World
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