Father of Green Movement Battles Green Energy

UK Greens have long been waiting for the day that James Lovelock dies so that they can go ahead and canonize him as a plaster saint without having to listen to the things that he has to say.

James Lovelock is most famous for coming up with the Gaia Theory, which like Global Warming, emerged as a mistaken observation based on surveys of other planets, but he has also been a peculiarly rational figure at times.

Lovelock has warned about Global Warming, but he has also advocated against Green Energy and for nuclear power and fracking, arguing that only nuclear power could provide an alternative energy source that would stop Global Warming. This is a somewhat rational position that doesn’t sit well with with the fanatical Green Movement which hates nuclear power for reasons of dogma, not science.

And Lovelock has denounced the Cult of Green. “It just so happens that the green religion is now taking over from the Christian religion. I don’t think people have noticed that, but it’s got all the sort of terms that religions use … The greens use guilt. That just shows how religious greens are. You can’t win people round by saying they are guilty for putting (carbon dioxide) in the air.”

And he has even questioned Global Warming, “The problem is we don’t know what the climate is doing. We thought we knew 20 years ago. That led to some alarmist books – mine included – because it looked clear-cut, but it hasn’t happened. The climate is doing its usual tricks. There’s nothing much really happening yet. We were supposed to be halfway toward a frying world now.”

Most of all James Lovelock hates green energy wind towers and now finds himself battling one in his own backyard and has written, “I am an environmentalist and founder member of the Greens but I bow my head in shame at the thought that our original good intentions should have been so misunderstood and misapplied. We never intended a fundamentalist Green movement that rejected all energy sources other than renewable, nor did we expect the Greens to cast aside our priceless ecological heritage because of their failure to understand that the needs of the Earth are not separable from human needs. We need take care that the spinning windmills do not become like the statues on Easter Island, monuments of a failed civilisation.”

Those are words that the Greens might want to begin taking to heart.

  • JacksonPearson

    James Lovelock is the typical green that uses electricity, heats his home, uses gas or electricity to cook with, watches TV, writes and emails with a computer, drives a car, but is clueless of where this energy to live with come from, or in fact how things are made to make life easier for them! Instead, they become habitual gripers and moaners on how other people should be living.

    Perhaps if greens led by example, by giving up modern living conveniences and instead, live in the woods, a cave, dress in animal skins, cut wood to keep warm and cook with, hunt to survive, walk or ride a bike, read only during daylight hours etc, then and only then, would they have a legitimate argument. I agree with Lovelock on windmills…they not only do not produce enough power, but are an ugly eye sore.

    • Troy

      Amen to that. I wondered if other regions of the country felt the way the coal regions in Kentucky feel. Father of Green, Al Gore, etc. need to start living green. Show us how to save the world and stop using energy now!

      • JacksonPearson

        The United States have more than ample clean, natural resources available, within the continental limits and strong nuclear technology to power up America, very cheaply. However, progress in this area have been held hostage by a small minority, that have the ears of the ruling party, and misinformed main stream media. IMO, Al Gore's a lying creep.

  • Goemon

    You sure you are talking about the guy we just read about here?

  • hopleyyeaton

    Green Lifestyle:

    Find a cave.
    Dwell there.
    Eat fallen produce.
    Dress in leaves and bark, also fallen.
    Die in winter.
    Gaia thanks you.

    In the meantime, I wanna live like Al Gore.

  • Mary Sue

    This guy is like the Patrick Moore of the UK. Once the Greens started being overrun by kooks, they disavowed the kooks and the kookiness.

  • Ghostwriter

    I've never heard of this guy but if the inventor of the Green movement believes it's gotten too far out of control then he should at least be listened to. It's like what George Carlin once said. The world has gone through a lot. He believed that the earth could handle us like it handled earthquakes and floods.

  • Air time

    Bottom line; there is someone that has decided they have all the answers. They have managed to push their agenda all the way down the ladder…..If you offer real solutions to work with industry, they will find a thousand reasons why not…none of them very good. I know I just got my bachelor's for that reason, and was the lunatic in the back of the room

  • RussellB

    Back in the 70's I too was an avid reader of Lovelock, and an environmentalist as well (MA in Environmental Studies). Now I cringe at all the good environmental work that has gone by the board, now that a new "religious" movement dictates the (mis-)allocation of resounces.

  • truebearing

    The Left needed a cause that could scare people but still promise utopia if only people would submit to the wisdom of the High Priests. It's called Environmentalism.

    They have hijacked the original environmental movement and created a syncretic religion consisting of paganism and Marxism. It is a designer religion. A fraud. A scam. A disguise that seems to represent concern for humanity, while plotting to eliminate most of humanity.

    Every popular social movement, from civil rights, to women's rights, to the environmental movement, has been infiltrated, surreptitiously overthrown, then turned into a cloak for a radical, malevolent misanthropy. The Left possesses these movements, like a collective demon, with humanity paying the ultimate price.

  • cynthia curran

    Japnese Earhtquake scare folks unfortunely nuke power was making a come back.

  • dan bloom

    can u revu or intervue author of POLAR CITY DREAMING ? – http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=sear

  • dan bloom

    i am ''james lovelock's accidental student" google me at that name and see why Lovelock did not recant but merely moved the goalposts back in time to 2500 ad or so, not 2100. but cliamte chaos is still coming on striong. wake up daniel