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Climategate!

Discussion in 'Speaker's Corner' started by NeilFawcett, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. clv101

    Sgarrista

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    For sure - doing a couple of amazing things in one's life is no guarantee of not being a nutter. Your question wasn't about whether or not he's a nutter, it was "Why did people ever listen to him?". Have you read any of the Gaia books? I'd certainly recommend the first one, it's very well written, fascinating, original and short!
     
  2. cosmogenesis

    Mobster

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    Dont rememeber using James Lovelock as a climate science advocate - he overplayed his hand in terms of understanding the science.
     
  3. Castiel

    Capo Crimine

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    :eek:

    :D
     
  4. cosmogenesis

    Mobster

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    not that shocking really as he is a maverick scientist - lol - and 90 years old so why bother caring.
     
  5. Castiel

    Capo Crimine

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    I was really just implying the irony of your comment rather than Prof Lovelock's credentials.
     
  6. cosmogenesis

    Mobster

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    Probably explains a lof of your bogus comments ;)
     
  7. Castiel

    Capo Crimine

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    Irony seems to be your forte I see.......
     
  8. cosmogenesis

    Mobster

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    doubly so I see
     
  9. HeadlessChicken

    Wise Guy

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    If you enjoyed that then I can highly recommend a book by Tim Lenton and Andy Watson, "Revolutions that made the Earth". Both worked with Lovelock, and Tim is a big Gaia fiend, but really pushing it forward with up to date data, theories and research. Watson is much more old school and thinks Earth is just a fluke. The book covers the critical steps for Earth to have life, and touches on many interesting subjects.

    I was on the first (and last as it happened, Tim has moved Unis) year of their course "Earth & Life". Was amazing.