Global Warming Gurus Beat The Retreat
By: Andrew McKillop
Apr 24, 2012
Once upon a time, about 2009, it was practically impossible to say you do not believe in so-called “anthropogenic” global warming, or any kind of global warming – and try getting a job in anything that smacks of carbon finance or renewable energy, let alone the upstream of energy policy.
At the time and due to a small band of supposed guru geniuses given instant access to all government-friendly media, backed by showmen allies like Al Gore, there was Only One Possible Theory. The nearest comparison is Trofim Lysenko’s delirious genetic theories which Stalin liked and approved – and used as one more prop in his quest for permanent and total power. From 1964 however, Lysenko was dumped by the new Krushchev power elite, and his ridiculous theory went down the drain. Exactly the same is happening to global warming hysteria, today.
High ranking among the tireless egotripping peddlers of global warming theory, for profit, was the UK’s own answer to Lysenko, James ‘Gaia’ Lovelock . Lovelock churned out a spate of increasingly hysterical pseudo-science books in the 2000-2009 Opportunity Window for selling the theory, getting hefty book sales and conference speaking pay for his New Age-flavored rambling. Titles included “Revenge of Gaia: Why the Earth Is Fighting Back – and How We Can Still Save Humanity,” and “The Vanishing Face of Gaia: A Final Warning – Enjoy It While You Can.”
Lovelock most certainly loved writing these books, or at least the kudos and cash they generated.
Gaia, for anybody with enough spare time to wade through Lovelock’s ramblings was a Blue Goddess so all powerful she was unable to stop carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere rising from 0.03% to 0.04%, leaving it to Jim Lovelock to tell us we are all doomed – and must build nuclear reactors like never before. At his well-paid conference gigs, Lovelock would occasionally wave a matchbox aloft, telling the agog peepul that a lifetime of using nuclear electricity would only produce that much high level waste. John Rich, director of the nuclear promoting and propaganda organization called the World Nuclear Association would regularly hand out copies of Lovelock’s books at his own talks: without nuclear power, global warming catastrophe is certain and sure. Beware of Doom !