James Lovelock: Humans are too stupid to prevent climate change | Environment | The Guardian

James Lovelock: Humans are too stupid to prevent climate change | Environment | The Guardian.

Yes, I’d have to agree with this:

Humans are too stupid to prevent climate change from radically impacting on our lives over the coming decades. This is the stark conclusion of James Lovelock, the globally respected environmental thinker and independent scientist who developed the Gaia theory.

Not because I’ve such a low opinion of people so much as their inherent foolishness (myself included). Come on – just examine our history of failure after failure and it’s not hard to conclude we’re pretty much at the mercy of Divine assistance.

But this quote really got me:

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.”

Whoa… “put democracy on hold for a while” throws up a lot of caution flags in my opinion. Democracies are suspended when there’s a state of emergency; unfortunately there are still way too many people of the opinion that global warming is NOT an emergency.

One more issue I’m seeing is the lack of God in our democracy means all solutions must be rendered by the hand of the great unwashed. And if “smart” people like James Lovelock conclude we’re too stupid to solve difficult problems then it naturally follows democracies are obstacles to be removed.

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