Global warming guru admits he was wrong about climate change
James Lovelock, circa 2005, scientist and author best known for the Gaia hypothesis.
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The global warming scam has been over for a long time, but there are still die-hard fanatics out there. Climate scientist James Lovelock is about to break the clue bat over their heads.
Lovelock is a legendary guru of the global warming movement, and the author of books entitled The Revenge of Gaia: Why the Earth Is Fighting Back – and How We Can Still Save Humanity and The Vanishing Face of Gaia: A Final Warning: Enjoy It While You Can. It turns out you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy it, because Lovelock, at age 92, is writing a new book in which he admits he was an “alarmist” and all of his earlier predictions were totally wrong.
No, really. Here’s what he says, as reported by MSNBC:
“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 climate is doing its usual tricks. There’s nothing much really happening yet. We were supposed to be halfway toward a frying world now,” he 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 added.
He pointed to Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” and Tim Flannery’s “The Weather Makers” as other examples of “alarmist” forecasts of the future.
This is exactly the kind of stuff that gets reasonable people denounced as the equivalent of “Holocaust deniers” by the enraged primitives of the global-warming cult. Later in the MSNBC interview, Lovelock says “I’m not a denier,” even though he did, in fact, just deny the whole rotten anthropogenic global warming con job.
He also says humanity should still “do our best to cut back on fossil fuel burning.” Why? He just admitted he was totally wrong about its effects, and it’s not a question of shortages, because contrary to the lie repeated by President Obama, we’ve got hundreds of years’ worth of fossil fuels available to us. I guess we have to cut back on this stuff because it’s just plain evil. Also, it smells funny.