Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Godfather of Global Warming: "I made a mistake."

By Marc Morano

Green guru and geophysicist James Lovelock, considered one of the pioneering scientists of the 20th century, has officially turned his back on man-made global warming claims and the green movement’s focus on renewable energy. Lovelock conceived the Gaia theory back in the 1970s, describing the Earth’s biosphere as “an active, adaptive control system able to maintain the earth in homeostasis.”

In an April 3, 2014 BBC TV interview, Lovelock has come out swinging at his fellow environmentalists, accusing the new UN IPCC global warming report of plagiarizing his now retracted climate claims from his 2006 book ‘The Revenge of Gaia.’

“The last IPCC report is very similar to the (now retracted) statements I made in my book about 8 years ago, called The Revenge of Gaia. It’s almost as if they’ve copied it,” Lovelock told BBC Newsnight television program on April 3.

BBC interviewer Jeremy Paxman noted to Lovelock during the April 3 program:  ”Sure. But you then, after publishing these apocalyptic predictions, you then retracted them.”

The newly skeptical Lovelock responded: ”Well, that’s my privilege. You see, I’m an independent scientist. I’m not funded by some government department or commercial body or anything like that. If I make a mistake, then I can go public with it. And you have to, because it is only by making mistakes that you can move ahead.”

Lovelock dismissed the entire basis for global warming concerns in his BBC television interview. “Take this climate matter everybody is thinking about. They all talk, they pass laws, they do things, as if they knew what was happening. I don’t think anybody really knows what’s happening. They just guess. And a whole group of them meet together and encourage each other’s guesses,” Lovelock explained.

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(Via Gary North)


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    1. Ha! I though the same thing myself.

      Lovelock: "Do over! I want a do over!"

      Algoreans: (Fingers in their ears) "Nah nah nah! We can't hear you!"

  2. Global warming is just an excuse. The aim is power and control over others.

    1. Certainly. The Commies had nowhere to go after the collapse of world Communism so many jumped into the environmentalist bandwagon. Those dirt bags just changed the movement from "green" to "red".

  3. His remarks will have little effect on environmentalists. They will read another report about melting ice caps, glaciers, and permafrost. Then they will carry on as before.

    1. Of course. Religious fanatics always do.

  4. When the leaders of your "global warming/climate change/ mankind must be STOPPED" start publishing books calling Greenpeace and the IPCC scam artists and grifters...well then you KNOW the government is losing control of the narrative.

    Thank God! Our government is evil and out of control.