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Sunday, April 04, 2010

Oh, the planet will get on just fine.

James Lovelock reckons we can't save the planet.

As my readers are probably aware, I tend to go with Bjorn Lomborg on this one: that man-made global warming is real, but that the proposed spending on delaying (not preventing) it via the Kyoto Protocols etc could probably be spent in better ways to improve the lot of mankind (eradicating diseases, providing clean water and education etc). Which is pretty much what Lovelock is saying too. Personally I have no doubt whatosever that life on earth will survive the coming changes: as long as we have an atmosphere and a magnetic field we can withstand pretty much anything. Whether human life, let alone human society, will survive is another matter altogether.

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