_ Amazon.co.uk: The Revenge of Gaia: Why the Earth Is Fighting Back – and How We Can Still Save Humanity: Books
Lovelock’s unique authority and original perspective sets this book apart from other books on environmental change. He speaks as a planetary physician with more than forty years’ experience of thinking about how to respond to the Earth’s needs as a living organism. Illustrated with examples drawn from his experiences around the world, Lovelock draws many radical conclusions, most controversially a passionate advocacy of nuclear energy. This, he argues, is not only a secure, safe and reliable source of energy but also the only way to counter the lethal heat waves and rising sea levels, which will increasingly threaten civilisations. Lovelock argues that the only way for humankind to come to terms with Gaia now, and have a chance of surviving, is to embrace science and technology, not reject them. This is his passionate manifesto of how to do that and so lessen our impact on the Earth before it is too late.
Continue’ing the Gaia theme, I passed the newspaper stand today while getting lunch and I came accross a story in the Independant about James Lovelock, and his current thinking. The article he wrote in the book seemed to be a very short precis for this book, so it’s in my list of Amazon books to buy, and one day soon I’m gonna read it.