Environmental scientist James Lovelock, renowned for his terrifying predictions of climate change’s deadly impact on the planet, has gone back on his previous claims, admitting they were ‘alarmist’.
The 92-year-old Briton, who also developed the Gaia theory of the Earth as a single organism, has said climate change is still happening – just not as quickly as he once warned.
He added that other environmental commentators, such as former vice president Al Gore, are also guilty of exaggerating
This has to be true. It’s covered by the conventional media:)
Lovelock goes on to say that he made a mistake and that the alarmist predictions being peddled a few years ago just haven’t become reality. Well done JL for admitting the mistake. Unfortunately, this message probably won’t receive the same prominence that the original wrong message did.
In the meantime schoolchildren have been indoctrinated (and in some cases scared witless) with hypothetical scenes of waterlogged cities and climate catastrophe. Time to steer an even keel and tell the other side of the story at last? Let’s hope so. Friends tell me that climate hypotheses are included in local school curriculum also.
Why on earth was this story given such ridiculous prominence and how did it filter through to so many different countries? Do you know what your children are learning and whether hypotheses are being presented as fact?