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    (PDF KINDLE) The Vanishing Face of Gaia A Final Warning author James E. Lovelock James Lovelock writes very scary books Since the 1960’s he has been warning that we are abusing the planet and that we do so at our peril Now at the age of 90 this British scientist has written what is likely to be his last book with omino

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    Free download The Vanishing Face of Gaia A Final Warning (PDF KINDLE) The Vanishing Face of Gaia A Final Warning author James E. Lovelock The Vanishing Face of Gaia is my first exposure to James Lovelock’s work and is my first in depth reading of a work about Gaia theory the idea that the Earth is a self regulating organism Environmentalists and New Age movements speak of the earth being alive and this perspective is often lumped with Gaia theory to discredit the concept The origination of Gaia in the 1960’s didn’t win any skeptics over eit

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    (PDF KINDLE) The Vanishing Face of Gaia A Final Warning author James E. Lovelock Rating 4½ out of 5In one of the most striking images from the documentary film An Inconvenient Truth Al Gore mounts a scissor lift to demonstrate the dizzying scale of the global warming trend That scary chart showed as no table of figures could the sheer magnitude of the problem we faceAwareness of climate change has increased since then

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    characters æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ James E. Lovelock (PDF KINDLE) The Vanishing Face of Gaia A Final Warning author James E. Lovelock This is well written if confused book I find the author's arguments twisted in a strange way but there is a certain logic to them James Lovelock eminent scientist who championed Gaia Theory certainly makes a good case that w

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    (PDF KINDLE) The Vanishing Face of Gaia A Final Warning author James E. Lovelock Lovelock convinced me that a holistic approach towards earth science is preferable to the narrow reductive views held by many of the established scientists who rely on models that only account for factors within their areas of study I was also somewhat skeptical about the net benefits of such green energy sources like biofuels wind

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    (PDF KINDLE) The Vanishing Face of Gaia A Final Warning author James E. Lovelock This is the first book by Lovelock that I've read I enjoyed it and was maddened by it in eual measure Lovelock has a wonderfully clear vision of what is and is not possible to accomplish vis a vis climate change with an admirable focus on adap

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    (PDF KINDLE) The Vanishing Face of Gaia A Final Warning author James E. Lovelock The book is 80% narrative about the author's life and 20% science If it were the other way around I would have given it five stars

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    (PDF KINDLE) The Vanishing Face of Gaia A Final Warning author James E. Lovelock Maybe a little outdated 10 years on comments about renewable energy he has since rethought however the concept of Gaia etc interesting and enjoyed learning further about that

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    (PDF KINDLE) The Vanishing Face of Gaia A Final Warning author James E. Lovelock Now in his 90's is this to be the final book of his Gaia series? 'The Vanishing Face of Gaia A Final Warning' published in 2009 is as stark as

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    (PDF KINDLE) The Vanishing Face of Gaia A Final Warning author James E. Lovelock I give you Lovelock's unflinching and horrifying assessment of the climate crisis and his closing image in his final chapter of his last book his final warning that the planet we dwell upon will heat up far faster than mos

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characters æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ James E. Lovelock James E. Lovelock ´ 5 Download Free download The Vanishing Face of Gaia A Final Warning Celebrities drive hybrids Al Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize and supermarkets carry no end of so called “green” products And yet the environmental crisis is only getting worse In The Vanishing Face of Gaia the eminent scientist James Lovelock argues that the earth is lurching ever closer to a permanent “hot sta. James Lovelock writes very scary books Since the 1960 s he has been warning that we are abusing the planet and that we do so at our peril Now at the age of 90 this British scientist has written what is likely to be his last book with ominous sub title of A Final Warning Lovelock believes that our current population of nearly seven billion is completely unsustainable and that we are about to see a catastrophic plunge in our numbers likely to something under one billion In fact he says that he thinks the long term stable population level may be on the order of just 100 million This is about as profoundly pessimistic a vision as I have heard of from any environmental writer It s Malthus on steroids But it is the viewpoint of a scientist who has been studying the uestion for many decades Lovelock s name and reputation will be forever linked to the Gaia hypothesis In brief he thinks of the planet as alive This was considered a radical notion in the 1960 s and depending on how it is stated might still be considered radical today In reality I think he is really stating that the Earth is a living system where both geo chemical and biological processes interact to create the environment that regulates itself to make life possible Since life has existed on the planet for three billion years the Gaia theory seems very likely true If it weren t we wouldn t likely be here And as for the interaction of biological and geo chemical processes the evidence of climate change shows many examples of how it works A dramatic example when Mount Pinatubo erupted in 1991 and put hundreds of tons of sunlight blocking particulates in the air the climate cooled for years afterwards with significant effects on many species and ecosystemsFrom this model of how Earth works Lovelock proceeds to the observation that carbon levels in the atmosphere are rising rapidly and inexorably and that there is no evidence that the many peoples of this planet have the emotional desire or political will to do anything about it in time to prevent disaster Result the planet warms by several degrees centigrade the oceans acidify the waters rise the land dries out a large proportion of species vanish forever crop failures become widespread and humans die in droves He does not see this scenario as inevitable but highly likely Pretty bleak stuffNot only does he see dramatic global heating as likely he also thinks it will come upon us much suddenly than the IPCC models predict Climate he says is subject to tipping point events that cause dramatic swings in temperature in a short period of time We don t know what those tipping points are but the evidence strongly points to their existence It could be a sudden change such as a die off in ocean plankton a major change in ocean currents the rapid melting of Arctic permafrost or any of a number of other hard to predict events Climate follows a fickle and decidedly non linear pattern A classic example is the effect of the melting of the Arctic icecap today the highly reflective high albedo surface of the ice serves to reflect most solar energy back into space but as the planet warms and the ice changes to seawater its darker low albedo surface mostly absorbs that solar thermal energy acting therefore as a de stabilizing positive feedback loop that causes an even rapid rise in global temperature Already the 2007 climate forecasts of the IPCC are looking too rosy with rates of sea ice melting glacier retreat and seawater temperature rise all increasing faster than predicted It seems we may be moving uickly to a new steady state climate euilibrium but at a much hotter temperature than today How hot Lovelock says the range of outcomes is large but could be five to nine degrees centigrade warmer Either end of this range would be disastrousHow do we avoid this disaster There are a few possibilities but the two that he highlights are Mass adoption of nuclear energy Planetary scale geo engineering to block sunlight increase carbon dioxide sinking and so onThe other choice assuming Lovelock s dire scenario is right is for us to move to those places on Earth that will be least affected by global heating These include high latitude islands such as the British Isles New Zealand Tasmania Japan as long as they re not flooded They also include northern locations such as Canada Scandinavia Siberia and Alaska Lastly you can head for the mountains as long as they re high enough to stay cool and moist None of this bodes very well for the most densely populated parts of the planet such as India China Bangladesh Africa and much of Europe I think this says that the already grim real estate market in Florida a hot and low lying state is looking like a worse and worse investmentIs Lovelock right I don t know but the worrisome thing is that his thesis is plausible I hope his vision of the future is a worst case scenario but sometimes worst case scenarios actually materialize So start preparing for the possibility of a hotter and drier world and hope that the technology to save us moves faster than the technology that may destroy us

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characters æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ James E. Lovelock James E. Lovelock ´ 5 Download Free download The Vanishing Face of Gaia A Final Warning D in the Kyoto Treaty must be abandoned in favor of nuclear energy and aggressive agricultural development on the small areas of earth that will remain arableA reluctant jeremiad from one of the environmental movement’s elder statesmen The Vanishing Face of Gaia offers an essential wake up call for the human race. Now in his 90 s is this to be the final book of his Gaia series The Vanishing Face of Gaia A Final Warning published in 2009 is as stark as the title suggests Just last Saturday I was doing my Greenpeace activist duty and putting stickers on tins of tuna in local supermarkets Even under the noses of staff members and customers as we stuck Greenpeace labels declaring This product kills than tuna we were completely ignored Maybe the staff and customers of Asda and Morrisons have all read Professor Lovelock s books and know that all this new age green action stuff is just completely futile and far too late to prevent the inevitable collapse of life as we know itLovelock batters everyone from our business as usual governments the IPCC the green agenda the scientific community etc Who all fail to see that Gaia is already rapidly moving towards its apocalyptic state of global warmingToo many human beans on this consumer materialist ship that is listing over to port Maybe if we man the davits NOW some communities can survive in lifeboat states but most are to go down with the ship Women and children first No chance I m sure that any lifeboat will be fully manned by the captain and his scrambled egg attired cronies of the officer classOch we re all doomed Captain Mainwaring

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characters æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ James E. Lovelock James E. Lovelock ´ 5 Download Free download The Vanishing Face of Gaia A Final Warning Te” – and much uickly than most specialists think There is nothing humans can do to reverse the process; the planet is simply too overpopulated to halt its own destruction by greenhouse gasesIn order to survive mankind must start preparing now for life on a radically changed planet The meliorist approach outline. Lovelock convinced me that a holistic approach towards earth science is preferable to the narrow reductive views held by many of the established scientists who rely on models that only account for factors within their areas of study I was also somewhat skeptical about the net benefits of such green energy sources like biofuels wind power and solar cells before reading this book but Lovelock pushed me firmly into the enemy camp Too many bandwagon enthusiasts fail to calculate the overall effects of these huge industrial initiatives When you add the manufacturing transportation land use and other negative factors involved they have an overall negative impact on the environment and global warming His contrarian viewpoints on nuclear power also might be worth further study And the I read about global warming and overpopulation the convinced I am that geoengineering is the only hope although a slim one for civilization to avoid a huge collapse within the next century or so However I think Lovelock could have written a concise and clear argument The last couple of chapters especially were so messy and full of meandering personal anecdotes that I m still not sure exactly what he was advocating He may be promoting a scary totalitarian future in which governments in favorable climatic regions like the British Isles Canada and New Zealand reject democracy and impose mandatory nuclear energy high density living land use control birth control genetically engineered foods grown in vats and a meritfitness system for admitting a small fraction of the billions of draught and famine refugees that will clamoring to escape to their oases But it s hard to say because he doesn t clearly describe his solution Maybe he was afraid of the backlash if he was too direct

  • Hardcover
  • 288
  • The Vanishing Face of Gaia A Final Warning
  • James E. Lovelock
  • English
  • 04 March 2018
  • 9780465015498