The founder of the green movement sees the light.

The founder of the green movement sees the light.

I am an environmentalist and founder member of the Greens but I bow my head in shame at the thought that our original good intentions should have been so misunderstood. We never intended a fundamentalist Green movement that rejected all energy sources other than renewable, nor did we expect the Greens to cast aside our priceless ecological heritage because of their failure to understand that the needs of the Earth are not separable from human needs. … Although well-intentioned it is an erosion of our freedom and draws near to what I see as fascism.

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  • JGL

    Ah, sanity, where have you been?

    Some more sanity, go to youtube and find Dr. Ben Carson’s 2013 Prayer Breakfast speech in

    Washington where he speaks truth to power, and power is sitting 6 feet away from him glaring at

    every words that issues forth from his mouth.

    This is a must see video.

  • jwing

    The emperor has been sighted without clothes. I commend this man for his courage. Environmentalists at heart are good people, who mean well, but have become lost in their zeal. Who isn’t for clean air and water, safe food and products?

  • wodun

    Have they put a hit out on this guy yet? They might literally wish violence on him but they will certainly try and destroy him professionally and in the realm of public opinion.

  • “Although well-intentioned it is an erosion of our freedom and draws near to what I see as fascism.”

    Too little, too late.

  • D. K. Williams

    I guess this guy can forget doing any more interviews on TV except maybe FOX.

  • Jim

    Ah, James Lovelock. Lets see about this guy you’re now touting as a spokesman on the climate:
    1. Believes that the earth is a living being (Gaia theory).
    2. Once said “before this century is over, billions of us will die and the few breeding pairs of people that survive will be in the Arctic where the climate remains tolerable.”
    3. And now says, in order to temper his once extreme prediction, he still believes that man is causing the planet to warm but just not as sharply as he predicted it would.

    This is the guy you all agree with? Just curious.

  • Pzatchok

    I might not agree with all this guys views.

    But I do agree that the Earth is in effect a living organism.

    But it is good to see that at least a few of the ‘Greens’ can evolve and see that some of their assumptions were wrong.

    It even better that at least some also believe that the real fanatics of the green movement could be verging on fascism with their intended outcome.

    He at least seems like someone I could go and have a drink with and debate ideas.

    • JGL

      Thats what she thinks, its the conclusion she comes to when she applies her acquired

      knowledge to the “problem”.

      People “know” what it is they hear in the media and the media is about agenda, not about

      science or the proper interpretation of facts.

      What they hear in the media is their knowledge.

      Be afraid, be very afraid because this is what your politicians depend on to lead your country.

    • JGL

      She asks her question and he does not even blink an eye, he just continues on.

      I would have had to at least smirk at the minimum and at the maximum I might have changed the

      the subject of the interview and focus on how she arrived at her question.

      It would probably be the last time I was on that station, but it would have been worth while.

  • Jim

    Meanwhile, the Arctic continues to deteriorate. A new study just released (published in Geophysical Research Letters) says that ice loss is even greater than models had predicted. One of the co-authors, Axel Schweiger, said this:

    “Other people had argued that 75 to 80 percent ice volume loss was too aggressive. What this new paper shows is that our ice loss estimates may have been too conservative, and that the recent decline is possibly more rapid.”

    http://www.washington.edu/news/2013/02/13/european-satellite-confirms-uw-numbers-arctic-ocean-is-on-thin-ice/

    Ice sheet size reduction is now supported even more dramatically by sea ice volume reduction. Arctic sea ice volume has declined by 36 per cent in the autumn and 9 per cent in the winter between 2003 and 2012,. Total sea ice is one-fifth of the volume in 1980. And no, I can’t show you directly how the CO2 from your car caused this.

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