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James Lovelock



James Lovelock, PhD, CH, CBE, FRS, is an outspoken English environmentalist, futurist, and independent scientist best known for postulating the Gaia hypothesis, which suggests that the Earth is a complex self-regulating system that helps maintain and perpetuate the conditions for life on the planet.

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Gaia Theory Creator Issues Climate Change Warning

The human race could be wiped out unless a way is found to fix climate change, a leading scientist has told Sky News. James Lovelock, who came up with the Gaia hypothesis, also said it's not yet clear what will work.

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The Revenge of Gaia: Earth’s Climate Crisis & the Fate of Humanity

In The Revenge of Gaia, bestselling author James Lovelock—father of climate studies and originator of the influential Gaia theory which views the entire earth as a living meta-organism—provides a definitive look at our imminent global crisis.

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James Lovelock: Humans Are Too Stupid to Prevent Climate Change

In his first in-depth interview since the theft of UEA emails, the scientist blames inertia and democracy for lack of action

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FindCenter Quotes ImageWe are the intelligent elite among animal life on earth and whatever our mistakes, [Earth] needs us. This may seem an odd statement after all that I have said about the way 20th century humans became almost a planetary disease organism. But it has taken [Earth] 2.

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James Lovelock: The Earth Is About to Catch a Morbid Fever That May Last as Long as 100,000 Years

Each nation must find the best use of its resources to sustain civilisation for as long as they can.

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How to Save Humankind (According to James Lovelock) | The Economist

Is the human race under threat of destruction? This man thinks so and he has a plan for saving it. He’s a renowned scientist, inventor and most famously he is the man who came up with a revolutionary new idea of how the Earth works. He is James Lovelock and he has just turned 100 years old.

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Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth

In this classic work that continues to inspire many readers, Jim Lovelock puts forward his idea that the Earth functions as a single organism. Written for non scientists, Gaia is a journey through time and space in search of evidence in support of a radically different model of our planet.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageOthers consider us superior because of our cultured ways and intellectual tendencies; our technology lets us drive cars, use word processors, and travel great distances by air. Some of us live in air-conditioned houses and we are entertained by the media.

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Paramedic to the Planet

James Lovelock revolutionised environmentalism with Gaia, but upset Greens by supporting nuclear power. As for climate change, he believes disaster is inevitable but useful.

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Gaia Hypothesis - James Lovelock

The Gaia hypothesis, also known as Gaia theory or Gaia principle, proposes that organisms interact with their inorganic surroundings on Earth to form a self-regulating, complex system that contributes to maintaining the conditions for life on the planet.

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