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James Lovelock

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The idea that humans are yet intelligent enough to serve as stewards of the Earth is among the most hubristic ever.

— James Lovelock


Evolution is a tightly coupled dance, with life and the material environment as partners. From the dance emerges the entity Gaia.

— James Lovelock

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Let's make hay while it lasts.

— James Lovelock

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A billion could live off the earth; 6 billion living as we do is far too many, and you run out of planet in no time.

— James Lovelock

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Civilization in its present form hasn't got long.

— James Lovelock

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Just after World War II, this country led the world in science by every way you could measure it, yet the number of scientists was a tiny proportion of what it is now.

— James Lovelock

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Life does more than adapt to the Earth. It changes the Earth to its own purposes.

— James Lovelock

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Nature favors those organisms which leave the environment in better shape for their progeny to survive.

— James Lovelock

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The oil companies regard nuclear power as their rival, who will reduce their profits, so they put out a lot of disinformation about nuclear power.

— James Lovelock

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I have heard that the Saudi Arabians are paying Greenpeace to campaign against Nuclear Power. It wouldn't surprise me at all.

— James Lovelock

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He found a concentration of 60 parts per trillion of CFC-11 over Ireland and in a partially self-funded research expedition in 1972 went on to measure the concentration of CFC-11 from the northern hemisphere to the Antarctic aboard the research vessel RRS Shackleton. In 2005 against the backdrop of renewed UK government interest in nuclear power Lovelock again publicly announced his support for nuclear energy stating "I am a Green and I entreat my friends in the movement to drop their wrongheaded objection to nuclear energy". One of the striking things about places heavily contaminated by radioactive nuclides is the richness of their wildlife.

James Ephraim Lovelock CH CBE FRS Ph. He is best known for proposing the Gaia hypothesis which postulates that the biosphere is a self-regulating entity with the capacity to keep our planet healthy by controlling the chemical and physical environment.

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