4/23/12, "'I made a mistake': Gaia theory scientist James Lovelock admits he was 'alarmist' about the impact of climate change," UK Daily Mail, L. Warren
"Environmental scientist James Lovelock, renowned for his terrifying predictions of climate change's deadly impact on the planet, has gone back on his previous claims, admitting they were 'alarmist'.
The 92-year-old Briton, who also developed the Gaia theory of the Earth as a single organism, has said climate change is still happening - just not as quickly as he once warned.
He added that other environmental commentators, such as former vice president Al Gore, are also guilty of exaggerating their arguments.
Five years ago, he had claimed: 'Before this century is over billions of us will die and the few breeding pairs of people that survive will be in the Arctic where the climate remains tolerable.'
He said: 'The problem is we don’t know what the climate is doing,' ... 'We thought we knew 20 years ago. That led to some alarmist books – mine included – because it looked clear cut, but it hasn’t happened....
'[The temperature] has stayed almost constant, whereas it should have been rising -
- carbon dioxide is rising, no question about that.'...
Lovelock said he is not the only one who got it wrong, suggesting other environmental commentators, such as Al Gore and Tim Flannery, also thought the impact would have been seen sooner....
In 2007, Time magazine named him as one 13 leaders and visionaries in an article on Heroes of the Environment.
Peter Stott, head of climate monitoring at the U.K.’s Met Office Hadley Centre, told msnbc.com he agreed Lovelock had been too alarmist....
"James Lovelock 'The Alarmist': Scientist's previous claims:
Ed. note: The multi-trillion dollar fraud rests in its entirety on the now disproved belief that CO2 is a dangerous substance that causes global warming. All UN 'climate' conventions should be cancelled. Where will US taxpayers go to get back billions if not trillions of their tax dollars stolen for imaginary 'global warming' related endeavors including millions funneled to crony academic institutions? The 5-4 US Supreme Court decision in 2007, Massachusetts v EPA, was the result of years of work by climate profiteers who reaped millions as the result of the decision. They sued the US government to force it to declare CO2 a harmful pollutant. With help from the media, an avalanche of propaganda existed at that time about CO2 which has since been found erroneous. The case would be overturned today since the evidence is clear CO2 does not "trap heat."
4/23/12, "Global warming guru admits he was wrong about climate change," John Hayward, Human Events,
Big energy company Entergy was among plaintiffs in the 2007 Supreme Court 5-4 case against CO2. It's stock rocketed to an all time high as soon as the result was announced (citation in next paragraph).
"Strange Bedfellows" joined the case that resulted in the 2007 Supreme Court 5-4 decision on CO2, including big energy company, Entergy, whose stock price went to an all time high immediately after the Supreme Court ruling in April 2007. This information about Entergy was published on April 6, 2007 but reference to it along with an article in which the information appeared seems to have been scrubbed from the internet. "Editorial: Ruling on EPA favors Big Energy," April 6, 2007, Washington Examiner
- "Wall Street understood this. On Monday, when the EPA decision came down, Entergy stock jumped to an all-time high of $107.52 per share."...
9/5/2006 , "CLIMATE: 'Strange bedfellows' file briefs in Supreme Court emissions case," Lauren Morello, Greenwire reporter
"States, environmental groups, scientists and energy companies filed opening legal
briefs with the Supreme Court last week in a lawsuit aimed at forcing U.S. EPA to
regulate greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles."
Page 2, Plaintiffs include
Massachusetts v. EPA
Amici curiae briefs for petitioners
Madeleine K. Albright
Alaska native groups
Arizona, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota and
Aspen Skiing Co.
California environmental groups
U.S. Conference of Mayors
Former EPA administrators
National Wildlife Federation
Ocean & coastal groups
5/8/12, "Gaia creator rows back on climate," BBC, Roger Harrabin
via Climate Depot