The Revenge of Gaia - James Lovelock
It is good science that will help us now, not this modern Jeremiad of hopelessness and gloom.
| 15 Jun 2006
When Lovelock takes pause from proclaiming the End Of Days, the author reveals himself to be an impressively articulate proponent of nuclear power. He also deserves praise as one of the first scientists to have asserted that human actions can indeed have serious and lasting effects upon our environment. However, 'The Revenge of Gaia' reads embarrassingly like a dyspeptic told-you-so from an 86 year-old man who feels we should all have paid him more attention in the first place. It is good science that will help us now, not this modern Jeremiad of hopelessness and gloom. [Michael Gallagher]
This book is out now, published by Allen Lane.