06-16-2012, 01:57 PM
Greenie has Change of hrt after enrgy cost skyrock
| Influential Father of ‘Gaia Theory’ Endorses Fracking After His Energy Costs Skyrocket in the U.K. |
James Lovelock, often known as the father of Gaia theory, or the “highly influential hypothesis” that Earth is a self-regulating, single organism, has radically altered his environmentalist beliefs after being forced to move because of skyrocketing energy costs.
In a profile with the U.K.’s Guardian, Mother Earth’s former advocate is introduced:
Three years ago, he received a heating bill for the winter [totaling] £6,000. His [old] age means he has to have the heating on full in his poorly insulted home and, with his disabled son, Tom, living in a house next door, his outgoings on fuel rocketed… The experience altered his attitude to the politics and economics of energy… [He] is now coming out in favour of “fracking”, the controversial technique for extracting natural gas from the ground… “Gas is almost a give-away in the US at the moment. They’ve gone for fracking in a big way. Let’s be pragmatic and sensible and get Britain to switch everything to methane. We should be going mad on it.”Not only that, Lovelock is also saying he is no longer concerned about rising sea levels, and that windmills are both “ugly and useless.”
Quite a change from the man who, in 2006, wrote an influential book called “The Revenge of Gaia,” saying that by the end of the century “billions of us will die and the few breeding pairs of people that survive will be in the Arctic where the climate remains tolerable.”
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