I think this is pretty meaningful, (although you should read some of the contrary garbage in the associated comments). Part of John Lovelock’s comments:
““The problem is we don’t know what the climate is doing. We thought we knew 20 years ago. That led to some alarmist books – mine included – because it looked clear-cut, but it hasn’t happened,” Lovelock said.
“The world has not warmed up very much since the millennium. Twelve years is a reasonable time… it (the temperature) has stayed almost constant, whereas it should have been rising — carbon dioxide is rising, no question about that.””
He was wrong, is prepared to admit this on the basis of contradictory scientific evidence and is brave enough to do so in public.
Whilst other alarmists are seeking less honourable avenues and denying the obvious, James Lovelock should be praised for his honesty and realistic approach.
- Climate Change – Lovelock repents: Flannery, Gore and I Were “Alarmist” (papundits.wordpress.com)
- Daily Benefactor News – Climate Alarmist Calls For Burning Down Skeptics’ Homes (thedaleygator.wordpress.com)
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:
MSNBC reports that the lack of temperature rise in the last 12 years has convinced environmentalist James Lovelock ( The Gaia Hypothesis) that the climate alarmism wasn’t warranted.
From his Wikipedia entry: Writing in the British newspaper The Independent in January 2006, 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.
He has been quoted in The Guardian that 80% of humans will perish by 2100 AD, and this climate change will last 100,000 years. According to James Lovelock, by 2040, the world population of more than six billion will have been culled by floods, drought and famine. Indeed “[t]he people of Southern Europe, as well as South-East Asia, will be fighting their way into countries such as Canada, Australia and Britain”.