29 March 2010

James Lovelock

Apparently James Lovelock is saying that democracy will have to be "put on hold for a while" in order to deal with climate change.

I don't need to write much, I can refer my readers to the answer I gave previously the last time this idea was raised.

I would just add that the idea that democracy is a good way of managing everything except the climate seems about as likely as the idea that it's a good way of deciding everything except MP's salaries.

1 comment:

neil craig said...

I've read that but look at what he said, at the Royal society, as reported in the Times http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/guest_contributors/article7061020.ece
- that only the sceptics have kept the debate "sane" & he also said something elsewhere about mankind possibly having staved off an ice age.

Looking at the Guardian interview it contains very few actual quotes from Lovelock & a lot from the Guardianista. Lovelock, Times version, has clearly changed his mind & the Guardian article looks like selective editing to conceal that.