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57 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Climate Bankers
Earth Day, celebrated each year on April 22nd, is almost over in my time zone. It was established in 1970 by Gaylord Nelson, a US senator with a view to encouraging awareness and appreciation of the Earth's environment. It is a day that I have been vaguely aware of like lots of other celebratory days for different causes, but this year I seem to be stumbling upon it at...
Published on 23 April 2009 by Siobhan Walls

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3.0 out of 5 stars Ever so slightly dissapointed.
Have read this though a couple of times now, the content is good but i have to say i feel it's slightly marred by the authors strongly opinionated nature which comes across as ever so slightly arrogant and if i was to be honest is slightly annoying.
Published on 29 Jan 2012 by Dexter


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2.0 out of 5 stars The Vanishing face of Gaia, 10 Jan 2014
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Not really my 'cup of tea'. Depressing. I bought it for someone else, so I'm not the best judge, anyway
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1.0 out of 5 stars Lovelock has finally lost it! (with added comments from the reviewer), 26 Feb 2009
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Thank goodness for this ridiculous book. If nothing else can stop the global warming evangelists, this book will.

It is so over the top that even Mr Gore would hesitate to endorse it. The new secular religion has found its most extreme preacher in Lovelock, and it will cause thousands to turn away from the unfounded theories of manmade global warming.

If there is some warming, it will be gradual and there is no need to kill off economic growth in the West. There is certainly no need to send 6,000 political activists to Kenya to debate the issue in air-conditioned meeting rooms (whilst an African doctor is told to only use solar panels for electricity generation in his clinic, so he has to choose between lighting needed for operations and the refrigirator which contains precious medicines).

We could burn the book, but of course that would raise the levels of CO2. Instead let's leave it on the shelves, quietly gathering dust. But if you want to have a laugh, do buy it!

PS: some people have objected to my review. Let me assist you with a couple of quotes from Lovelock:

"Climatologists are all agreed that we'd be lucky to see the end of this century without the world being a totally different place, and being 8 or 9 degrees hotter on average."
My question: where does the number of 8 or 9 degrees comes from? It's rubbish.

"All the modelling we do shows that the climate is poised on the jump up to a new hot state. It is accelerating so fast that you could say that we are already in it."
My comment: Again, rubbish. There is no evidence of this at all. Maybe the models show it, but certainly not reality.

"If there were a nuclear war, and humanity were wiped out, the Earth would breathe a sigh of relief."
My comment: what a truly horrible, evil, twisted thing to say. And a slight aside: earth is not a living being, get real.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Revolution, 24 Feb 2009
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Mr. M. W. Thompson "NonCompliance" (South Manchester, England) - See all my reviews
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Lovelock's a front for the Club of Rome et al. Mikhail Gorbachev in his book, The First Global Revolution wrote that he himself was an atheist but was helping to create "a new religion based on some form of earth worship"...hence 'Gaia'. They're all jumping on the bandwagon now since Lovelock first kicked it off in the late 80s...Rupert Sheldrake's another: The Rebirth of Nature (excellent book i must say but it's the insidious agenda it serves that must be kept at the forefront of your mind). Lovelock's new piece of very well funded propaganda dovetails nicely into Agenda 21. Terrifying: "the trees will have more rights than you by the time we're finished" as Maurice Strong is reported as having offhandedly commented to a jounalist during the 1992 Rio Earth Summit. They're still softening people up at the moment, hence the email from Amazon promoting this latest offering....they won't push the books which demonstrate CONCLUSIVELY that global warming etc., is an elaborate con to fast track the herd into the new so-called "habitat areas"; such books are very few and far between because the publishing houses are owned by the very people who run the show and mold the minds of the dazed, easily led-by-the-nose public with skilfully/compellingly written trash like this.
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