Gaia’s Messenger: “Democracy is killing the planet…”
More accurately, we’re all too stupid to prevent our descent into the fiery abyss, according to that cute old acid freak who brought the world knowledge of some chick named “Gaia:”
“I don’t think we’re yet evolved to the point where we’re clever enough to handle a complex a situation as climate change,” said Lovelock in his first in-depth interview since the theft of the UEA emails last November. “The inertia of humans is so huge that you can’t really do anything meaningful.”
One of the main obstructions to meaningful action is “modern democracy”, he added. “Even the best democracies agree that when a major war approaches, democracy must be put on hold for the time being. I have a feeling that climate change may be an issue as severe as a war. It may be necessary to put democracy on hold for a while.”
This is the first interview Lovelock has granted since his entire world started crashing down around him, thanks to his buddies at UEA (who apparently weren’t even smart enough to occasionally clean out their inboxes and sent folders), but it would appear Gaia has blessed him with visions of the horrors to come if Dear Leader doesn’t step up to the plate and declare the Constitution null and void. For the time being, of course.
Lovelock, 90, believes the world’s best hope is to invest in adaptation measures, such as building sea defences around the cities that are most vulnerable to sea-level rises. He thinks only a catastrophic event would now persuade humanity to take the threat of climate change seriously enough, such as the collapse of a giant glacier in Antarctica, such as the Pine Island glacier, which would immediately push up sea level
On second thought, you’ll kindly disregard this entire post. We’ve just learned Lovelock, age 90, has spent the last few months chewing on mescaline and watching “2012″, on continuous loop.