Mark Atwood (fallenpegasus) wrote,
Mark Atwood

James Lovelock actually says something wise

"I think we should think of ourselves as a bit like we were in 1938. There was a war looming, and everybody knew it, but nobody really knew what the hell to do about it." The Kyoto protocol, he said, was "the perfect analogy for the Munich agreement", because it would solve nothing [as the cuts it mandates in greenhouse gases are tiny], while making politicians appear to be doing something.

The only real solution to replacing the burning of fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas that is causing the greenhouse effect, he said, was a massive and immediate expansion of nuclear power. He did not dismiss providing energy from renewable sources such as tides, wind and the sun - the Green movement's solution - but believed it simply could not be done in time.

The Greens' attachment to renewables was "well-intentioned, but misguided", he said - "like the left's attachment to disarmament in 1938. And I believed that, at the time. I was misguided too."

Wonder how quickly it will take for the Greens to viciously turn on him, as a "fallen prophet".

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