The Revenge of GAIA, Humanity under Attack.
By, Uwe Paschen.
The Revenge of Gaia, The Earth is Fighting back. Humanity is now under attack after decades, even centuries of abusing the Earth and it's balance. This is what James Lovelock believes and writes about in three rather well researched books about Gaia and Humanity at large.
James Lovelock is CH, CBE, FRS (born 26 July 1919) is an independent scientist, author, researcher, environmentalist, and futurist who lives in Devon, in the south west of England. He is known for proposing the Gaia hypothesis, in which he postulates that the Earth functions as a kind of superorganism.
He studied chemistry at the University of Manchester, followed by Medical Research Council post at the Institute for Medical Research in London. Being a student permitted him to postpone his military service during the Second World War, Still he advocated him self as a conscientious objector. He did change his views later on, in the light of Nazi atrocities and tried to enlist after all, yet was rejected since his medical research was too valuable to allow him to enlist.
In 1948, Lovelock obtained a Ph.D. degree in medicine at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Within the United States, he has conducted research at Yale, Baylor College of Medicine, and Harvard University. He was the first to make a connection between CFC and the OZON depletion, for wish he, Frank Rowland and Mario Molina shared the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work.
Wile working with NASA in the 1960th concerned with detecting life on Mars, he came up with the Gaia hypothesis that proposes that living and non-living parts of the earth form a complex interacting system that should be seen a single organism. Named after the Greek goddess Gaia, the hypothesis postulates that the biosphere has a regulatory effect on the Earth's environment that acts to sustain life.
Making the Earth it self a living entity such as Humans and Pine trees or Whales. Lovelock’s greatest critics are the evolutionary biologists Richard Dawkins and Ford Doolittle. These (and other) critics questioned how natural selection operating on individual organisms could lead to the evolution of planetary-scale homeostasis. Yet much like a Human organism holding with in it self many other diverse living organism that evolve independently from the Human host it self and the same would apply for plant that harbour with in their own Bio mass other living organisms and plants.
The same mechanism would apply to the Earth it self, so lovelock demonstrated it, and this is the base for his Books of the Gaia hypothesis. Wile in his last book the “revenge of Gaia” he takes a close look at the accumulative effect of the impact human have had and still have on the earth and comes to the conclusion that Gaia is very ill and suffers a sort of cold or cancer wish she is now fighting, meaning the elimination of Humanity.
Even though Lovelock does believe that humans have a vital function for the continence of the earth, being its way to the stars, however the damage inflicted is now greater then the benefit received in return, making Humanity a cancer of sorts that needs to be contained. 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.
James Lovelock is no fly by preacher of dooms day fantasy but rather a well respected and proven scientist with many credentials and well funded research to back him up. Most of his predictions made in the 1960th have become a reality already and his latest predictions show that we are in serious trouble and not only do we have to stop burning fossil fuels and change Farming practices as well as our entire way of life, for that alone won’t be enough any longer. We have to clean up the mess we caused and this as fast as humanly possible for our pollution and destruction of the Earth will kill us other wise.
Now he does support Nuclear power and this for the simple reason that it is a transition energy from fossil fuel to renewable energy and because nuclear power has a lesser impact on the Earth over all. As he said him self in an interview in 2006.
"A television interviewer once asked me, 'But what about nuclear waste? Will it not poison the whole biosphere and persist for millions of years? ' I knew this to be a nightmare fantasy wholly without substance in the real world... One of the striking things about places heavily contaminated by radioactive nuclides is the richness of their wildlife. This is true of the land around Chernobyl, the bomb test sites of the Pacific, and areas near the United States' Savannah River nuclear weapons plant of the Second World War. Wild plants and animals do not perceive radiation as dangerous, and any slight reduction it may cause in their lifespan is far less a hazard than is the presence of people and their pets... I find it sad, but all too human, that there are vast bureaucracies concerned about nuclear waste, huge organizations devoted to decommissioning power stations, but nothing comparable to deal with that truly malign waste, carbon dioxide."
Now I do recommend to all to read his book, If nothing else they are Scientifically interesting. Pollution and careless even irresponsible way of live is no different then Fascism in its worth form. Those, that do abuse the environment are responsible of Genocide and have to be treated no different then NAZI.