James Lovelock: environmentalism has become a religion .
Scientist behind the Gaia hypothesis says environment movement does not pay enough attention to facts and he was too certain in the past about rising temperatures
Environmentalism has "become a religion" and does not pay enough attention to facts, according to James Lovelock.
The 94 year-old scientist, famous for his Gaia hypothesis that Earth is a self-regulating, single organism, also said that he had been too certain about the rate of global warming in his past book, that "it’s just as silly to be a [climate] denier ( Nice try Mr. Lovelock, however it's not silly to be a climate realist, no matter how you try to blunt your failures ) as it is to be a believer” and that fracking and nuclear power should power the UK, not renewable sources such as windfarms.
Craig Bennett, director of policy and campaigns at Friends of the Earth, said
"The environmental community is no longer a minority but a majority of people who are concerned about the planet. That makes it much harder than ever to pigeonhole who the environmental community is."
Craig Bennett should review the most recent Gallop poll, to see what concerns people, rather than spout fantasies.