Yesterday morning I was woken up by the rambling nonsense of Lord Gaia himself, Professor James Lovelock. It is odd that the BBC humors the shifting and illogical statements of this discredited soothsayer. Contradicting himself at every turn, Professor Lovelock argued that the earth’s future is both utterly uncertain and also that we have already pulled the trigger on climate change.
The day before, Professor Lovelock was busy defending totalitarian dictatorship in the Guardian, stating, “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.
Lovelock, it should be remembered is also a Trustee of the neo-Malthusian Optimum Population Trust (OPT), which seeks to convince people to stop at two children: “Unless we all do something, worldwide, there are going to be another 2.4 billion people on the planet by 2050."
Having a smaller family - just one or two children instead of three or more - helps to reverse population growth. And by reversing population growth, we'd be taking another green step towards environmental survival for all.
[T]reating population growth as a “given” – something over which we have no control – is a failure of courage and leadership in the face of a planetary emergency.
Which contradicts Professor James Lovelock’s odd statement that we should not worry about the fate of the planet and instead enjoy life while we can. Little does he realise that it is increasingly difficult to enjoy life, with eco-fascist governments interfering in our previously private choices, and the likes of Professor Lovelock calling for a totalitarian dictatorship to solve unsolvable fabrications.
Lovelock and the OPT will not be at peace until we are all dead. After all: “A non-existent person has a zero carbon footprint.”