|Pack it up, James|
So, it's a Tuesday which must mean it's time for another Climate Gate denier to come out of the woodwork and tell us AGW skeptics that we're morons and the world is going to die. Meet, or get reacquainted with James Lovelock, Scientist and AGW advocate. James is the mind behind some of this world's deepest insight on anthropomorphic global warming. Why, here are some of his greatest gems:
"Even the best democracies agree that when a major war approaches, democracy must be put on hold for the time being. I have a feeling that climate change may be an issue as severe as a war. It may be necessary to put democracy on hold for a while."That's right, Democracy and free societies are the problem. Why, I can just remember like it was yesterday when we gave up our free society to go to war with-- wait, that's right... we've never done that.
Humans are too stupid to prevent climate change from radically impacting on our lives over the coming decades. This is the stark conclusion of James Lovelock, the globally respected environmental thinker and independent scientist who developed the Gaia theory.But James, you're human...
Lovelock argues that, as a result of global warming, "billions of us will die and the few breeding pairs of people that survive will be in the Arctic where the climate remains tolerable" by the end of the 21st century.The sky is falling, the sky is falling!
He thinks only a catastrophic event would now persuade humanity to take the threat of climate change seriously enough, such as the collapse of a giant glacier in Antarctica, such as the Pine Island glacier, which would immediately push up sea level. "That would be the sort of event that would change public opinion," he said. "Or a return of the dust bowl in the mid-west. Another Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report won't be enough.Hmm, where to start here. Let's see, what human activity was it that lead to the dust bowl again? 'Another IPCC report won't be enough,' you mean like the one that was based upon an unsubstantiated college thesis stating that the glaciers were disappearing?
He further predicts, the average temperature in temperate regions will increase by as much as 8°C and by up to 5°C in the tropics, leaving much of the world's land uninhabitable and unsuitable for farming, with northerly migrations and new cities created in the Arctic. He predicts much of Europe will become uninhabitable having turned to desert and Britain will become Europe's "life-raft" due to its stable temperature caused by being surrounded by the ocean. He suggests that "we have to keep in mind the awesome pace of change and realise how little time is left to act, and then each community and nation must find the best use of the resources they have to sustain civilisation for as long as they can".All aboard for Airstrip 1!
James, you're 90... Time to get an afghan and sit by the fire. Somebody grab his car keys.
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