The Vanishing Face of Gaia: A Final Warning

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Basic Books, Apr 14, 2009 - Science - 304 pages
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The global temperature is rising, the ice caps are melting, and levels of pollution across the world have reached unprecedented heights. According to eminent scientist James Lovelock, in order to survive an assault from her dependents, the Earth is lurching ever closer to a permanent “hot state.” Within the next century, we will almost certainly be forced to give up many of the comforts of western living as supplies are threatened. Only the fittest—and the smartest—will survive.

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


The Journey in Space and Time
The Climate Forecast
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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James Lovelock is the author of more than two hundred scientific papers and the originator of the Gaia Hypothesis (now Gaia Theory). In September 2005, Prospect magazine named him as one of the world's top 100 global public intellectuals. He lives in Louceston, England.

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