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posted by November 28 at 15:39 PMon
Speaking of winter sports, one scientist predicts that we may not be able to enjoy ‘em for much longer…
The earth has a fever that could boost temperatures by 8 degrees Celsius making large parts of the surface uninhabitable and threatening billions of peoples’ lives, a controversial climate scientist said on Tuesday.
James Lovelock, who angered climate scientists with his Gaia theory of a living planet and then alienated environmentalists by backing nuclear power, said a traumatized earth might only be able to support less than a tenth of it’s 6 billion people.
“We are not all doomed. An awful lot of people will die, but I don’t see the species dying out,” he told a news conference. “A hot earth couldn’t support much over 500 million.”
Lovelock goes on to predict that humanity—all of “life,” actually—will have to move up to the Arctic, like it did during another huge climate shift 55 million years ago. But what does Lovelock know? He’s the whacko that came up with that dingbat Gaia theory and pissed off all those other climate scientists, right?
Lovelock adopted the name Gaia, the Greek mother earth goddess, in the 1960s to apply to his then revolutionary theory that the earth functions as a single, self-sustaining organism. His theory is now widely accepted.
Via Drudge, who naturally pairs the Lovelock link with a link to a story about how unusually cold it is somewhere right now (“Temps in Calgary Hit 100 Year Low”). Pairing these links proves, to Drudge and his readers, that all this talk about “global warming” is a crock of shit.
Of course, global warming carries a risk of extreme shifts in weather patterns, with some places getting much hotter while others get colder. That Calgary is, according to the second link, experiencing an “arctic deep freeze… on track to break a 110-year-old weather record” isn’t evidence that all is well. Far from it.